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powder charge

propellant (def 2).
Origin of powder charge
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I did not know if it would prove too big a powder-charge for my rifle, I did not know then even how I came to have the cartridges.

    Valley of the Croen Lee Tarbell
  • That in which the powder-charge and projectile are fixed; as examples, the ammunition for small-arm pieces and that for the 6-pdr.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke

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