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powderman

[pou-der-man, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural powdermen
[pou-der-men, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person in charge of explosives, especially in a demolition crew.
2.
Slang. a safe-cracker who uses explosives to open safes.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; powder1 + man1
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powderman

noun

An explosives expert: That's powder-man in the trade (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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