Translation of gunpowder in Spanish:


pólvora, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɡənˌpaʊdər//ˈɡʌnpaʊdə/


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    pólvora feminine
    before noun the Gunpowder Plot la Conspiración de la Pólvora
    • There was wax, matches, a long fuse, gunpowder and 20 bullets packed around a quarter stick of dynamite.
    • The shells contain silver iodide, explosives and gunpowder.
    • But the mere possession of a lot of cannon and gunpowder, or air-to-surface missiles, is not enough.
    • In the early days of quarrying, one-foot holes were made and whole kegs of gunpowder used in blasting.
    • The cellar was searched and, hidden amid the large quantity of firewood stored there, 36 barrels of gunpowder were found, along with fuses.
    • That way the hard barrel compresses the relatively soft metal of the bullet as the exploding gunpowder hurls the projectile down the barrel.
    • Charcoal was also essential for the manufacture of gunpowder.
    • This incident was particularly severe because of the huge amount of gunpowder in the firework.
    • Just as castle walls gave way to gunpowder and the cannon, so too will present technology give way to new ideas and new tools of war.
    • Prior to its first military uses, gunpowder was termed black powder.
    • The group said it will begin tests in May using land mines without gunpowder.
    • Gunpowder is a mixture of saltpetre, charcoal, and sulphur, and early gunpowder was just that: a powder.
    • It was also used in the past to produce charcoal for gunpowder.
    • He has a musket, bullets, gunpowder, carpentry tools, clothes, bedding and a Bible.
    • Early grenades were like cartoon bombs: an iron sphere packed with gunpowder and a fuse sticking out of the top.
    • The youngest sailors would also have had a ‘fireman’ role, damping down loose gunpowder to prevent explosions.
    • Propellants such as gunpowder are so-called low explosives that burn but do not normally detonate.
    • As her daughter tripped on a mop and dropped a box of glass dishes, the burnt end of that fuse collided with the gunpowder.
    • Cannons, guns, gunpowder, swords and many other weapons of war were needed and Spain bought them from whoever would sell to them.
    • Undercover officers rushed in only to find talcum powder and not gunpowder on the agenda.