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Triple-base propellant: Smokeless powder, used in artillery, made from nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin or another explosive plasticizer, and nitroguanidine; it burns with equivalent energy, but at a lower temperature than other propellants, thus reducing barrel wear, and has much less muzzle flash [e]

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  • Explosives [r]: Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin. [e]
    • Gunpowder [r]: Generically, a low explosive used as a propellant, now smokeless powder; the older black powder was used as a warhead filler before the invention of high explosives; also used in pyrotechnics [e]
  • Artillery [r]: Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance [e]

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