gunpaper

gunpaper

[guhn-pey-per]
noun Military.
a type of paper treated with nitric acid so that it has a composition similar to that of guncotton.

Origin:
1850–55; gun1 + paper

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gunpaper (ˈɡʌnˌpeɪpə)
 
n
a cellulose nitrate explosive made by treating paper with nitric acid

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