Definition of Ballistite

1. Noun. An explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant.

Exact synonyms: Smokeless Powder
Generic synonyms: Explosive
Terms within: Pyrocellulose

Definition of Ballistite

1. n. A smokeless powder containing equal parts of soluble nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin.

Definition of Ballistite

1. Noun. A smokeless propellant made from nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, developed in the late 19th century. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballistite

ballistic capsule
ballistic fingerprinting
ballistic galvanometer
ballistic identification
ballistic knife
ballistic missile
ballistic missiles
ballistic pendulum
ballistic trajectory
ballistic vest
ballistic vests

Literary usage of Ballistite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manufacture of Explosives: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Oscar Guttmann (1895)
"Four such powders are at present made :—Nobel's ballistite, which has ... Ballistite consists of about 40 per cent, of collodion cotton and 60 per cent, ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1896)
"The ballistite used has, like cordite, been changed in composi tion since the commencement of the experiments. The simple used for his earlier experiments ..."

3. Sporting Guns and Gunpowders: Comprising a Selection from Reports of by Frederick Toms (1897)
"Wo followed the same course with Ballistite, and the resulte exhibited by the ... Elcy for the Ballistite powder — the wadding being that which we usually ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"density of O'l there is, with Italian Ballistite, a difference of about 1800° .C. between the two formulae, there is with the nitrocellulose a difference ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1902)
"Here, again, is ballistite in the tabular form, and in these bottles it is seen in the form of cubes. Here ii «•• gelatinised guncotton in the tubular form, ..."

6. Nitro-explosives: A Practical Treatise Concerning the Properties by Percy Gerald Sanford (1906)
"Nobel's powder, known as ballistite, originally consisted of a camphorated blasting gelatine ... A gramme of ballistite generates 615 cc of permanent gases, ..."

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