Definition of 'gunpowder'
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But health and safety investigators are probing whether a spark from an axle grinder could have ignited gunpowder residue. The Sun (2012)The insurgents dug in, establishing a gunpowder magazine. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)A formal garden was installed on the roof of the old gunpowder magazine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There were no signs of gunpowder residue on the body, suggesting that he was not shot at close range. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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