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smokeless powder

noun
1.
any of various substitutes for ordinary gunpowder that give off little or no smoke, especially one composed wholly or mostly of guncotton.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for smokeless-powder

smokeless powder

noun
1.
any one of a number of explosives that burn with relatively little smoke. They consist mainly of nitrocellulose and are used as propellants
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