Cordite Cord"ite (k[^o]rd"[imac]t), n. [From {Cord}, n.] (Mil.) A smokeless powder composed of nitroglycerin, guncotton, and mineral jelly, and used by the British army and in other services. In making it the ingredients are mixed into a paste with the addition of acetone and pressed out into cords (of various diameters) resembling brown twine, which are dried and cut to length. A variety containing less nitroglycerin than the original is known as {cordite M. D.>} [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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