a compartment for the storage of ammunition and explosives.
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How to use powder magazine in a sentence
A powder magazine was set afloat, but it struck the schooner, which lay at anchor near the frigate.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
So he flooded the powder magazine, threw all the small arms overboard, and knocked holes in the bottom of the ship.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
But what is precisely the difference between shaving in a sinking ship and smoking in a powder magazine?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
At another time, we are told, Fort Edward took fire, and the powder magazine was in great danger.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
Presently the Ariadne disappeared under the waves after the stern powder magazine had exploded.