Gunpowder is a type of explosive that is used in fireworks and bombs. It is made from a combination of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal.

  • The explosion was caused by the gunpowder that was stored in the warehouse.

  • The gunpowder was stored in the warehouse in a dangerous way.

Definition of gunpowder


a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks



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Example Sentences for gunpowder

  • 1

    It is referring to the dose of gunpowder in the box.

  • 2

    Interest in the demonic was heightened by the Gunpowder Plot.

  • 3

    The gunpowder was seized and lodged in the ordnance store.

  • 4

    He then dissected his firearm in search of the gunpowder.

  • 5

    The molecules of the gunpowder reactants disperse through the atmosphere.

  • 6

    His crime was to be the confessor of several members of the Gunpowder Plot.

  • 7

    During the Gunpowder Age, armored cavalry began to approach obsolescence.

  • 8

    My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood.

  • 9

    Gunpowder, treason and a letter.

  • 10

    From gunpowder to knitting mills.