[pou-der-man, -muh n]

noun, plural pow·der·men [pou-der-men, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmɛn, -mən/.

a person in charge of explosives, especially in a demolition crew.
Slang. a safe-cracker who uses explosives to open safes.

Nearby words

  1. powder snow,
  2. powder-puff,
  3. powdered,
  4. powdered milk,
  5. powdered sugar,
  6. powdery,
  7. powdery mildew,
  8. powell,
  9. powell, anthony,
  10. powell, colin

Origin of powderman

First recorded in 1660–70; powder1 + man1

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