Betekenis van:

Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • mengsel van licht ontvlambare ontplofbare stoffen
  • a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks




  1. It exploded like gunpowder.
  2. Gunpowder needs to be handled very carefully.
  3. The Spanish soldiers used smokeless gunpowder.
  4. The Americans had very little gunpowder.
  5. They blew up the bridge with gunpowder.
  6. We must prevent the fire from reaching the gunpowder at any cost.
  7. As the popping sound of the fireworks stopped, it suddenly became quiet around me. The smell of gunpowder somehow put me in a sentimental mood.