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Old 07-12-2019, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Nars Glinley View Post
FWIW, according to wiki, "smokeless powder" is a uniquely American phrase. You learn something new everyday.
Yes, that's mostly true: Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the gunpowder or black powder they replaced. The term is unique to the United States and is generally not used in other English-speaking countries,[1] which initially used proprietary names such as "Ballistite" and "Cordite" but gradually shifted to "propellant" as the generic term.