ballistite


ballistite
/bal"euh stuyt'/, n. Chem.
a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and cellulose nitrate chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets.
[1890-95; formerly a trademark]

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  • Ballistite — is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine (UK spelling), nitroglycerin (US spelling). It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.The development of smokeless… …   Wikipedia

  • Ballistite — Bal lis*tite, n. [See {Ballista}.] (Chem.) A smokeless powder containing equal parts of soluble nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballistite — balistitinis parakas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bedūmis parakas, turintis 50–60% koloksilino, 25–40% tirpiklio, kuris paraką daro plastišką. Tirpikliai: nitroglicerinas (nitroglicerininis parakas), dietileno glikolio dinitratas… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • Ballistite — La ballistite est un explosif inventé en 1887 par Alfred Nobel à la Poudrerie impériale de Sevran Livry. Il est composé à 10% de camphre, 45% de nitroglycérine et 45% de collodion. Dans le brevet déposé par Nobel, il est question d une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ballistite — balistitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Trinitroceliuliozės, nitroglicerolio ir kitų junginių mišinys, naudojamas kaip bedūmis parakas. atitikmenys: angl. ballistite rus. баллистит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Ballistite — noun an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant • Syn: ↑smokeless powder • Hypernyms: ↑explosive • Substance Meronyms: ↑pyrocellulose …   Useful english dictionary

  • ballistite — noun A smokeless propellant made from nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, developed in the late 19th century …   Wiktionary

  • ballistite — bal·lis·tite …   English syllables

  • ballistite —   n. kind of smokeless explosive power …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ballistite powder — balistitinis parakas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bedūmis parakas, turintis 50–60% koloksilino, 25–40% tirpiklio, kuris paraką daro plastišką. Tirpikliai: nitroglicerinas (nitroglicerininis parakas), dietileno glikolio dinitratas… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas