'nitro-glycerine' definitions:

Definition of 'nitro-glycerine'

  • Explosive \Ex*plo"sive\, n.
  • 1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT, dynamite, or nitro-glycerine. [1913 Webster +PJC]
  • 2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice.
  • Note: [See Guide to Pronunciation, [root] 155-7, 184.] [1913 Webster]