powderman


powderman
\\-də(r)ˌman, -_mən\ noun (plural powdermen)
1. : one who works with explosives: as
a. : one whose work is blasting with powder
b. : one in charge of the storage and issuance of explosives at a mine
c. : one who screens and melts trinitrotoluene and fills projectile cases
2. : a worker who blends and heats the powders from which plastics are molded

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/pow"deuhr man', -meuhn/, n., pl. powdermen /-men', -meuhn/.
1. a person in charge of explosives, esp. in a demolition crew.
2. Slang. a safe-cracker who uses explosives to open safes.
[1660-70; POWDER1 + MAN1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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