A one-piece, fixed-elevation mortar formerly used to test the strength of gunpowder.
an apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder
An Eprouvette is a one piece, fixed elevation mortar used to test the strength of gunpowder. It went out of general use by the middle of the 19th century. In use, a carefully weighed quantity of powder was placed inside, followed by a standard weight shot. The charge was fired and the distance the shot flew was measured and compared to the expected standard distance.
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ep-roov-et′, n. a machine for testing the strength of gunpowder. [Fr.,—éprouver, to try.]
The numerical value of eprouvette in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of eprouvette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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