Definitions for corditeˈkɔr daɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a smokeless explosive powder composed of nitroglycerin, cellulose nitrate, and mineral jelly.
Origin of cordite:
explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
A smokeless propellent made by combining two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, used in some firearm ammunition.
Origin: From cord (the material is manufactured into short cordlike, 1mm diameter cylinders) + -ite.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a smokeless powder, invented by Sir F. A. Abel, being composed principally of gun-cotton and glycerine.