powder-man

powderman

[pou-der-man, -muhn]
noun, plural powdermen [pou-der-men, -muhn] .
1.
a person in charge of explosives, especially in a demolition crew.
2.
Slang. a safe-cracker who uses explosives to open safes.

Origin:
1660–70; powder1 + man1

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