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Meaning of cordite

cord•ite

Pronunciation: (kôr'dīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a smokeless, slow-burning powder composed of 30 to 58 percent nitroglycerin, 37 to 65 percent cellulose nitrate, and 5 to 6 percent mineral jelly. Also called
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