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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cordite \Cord"ite\ (k[^o]rd"[imac]t), n. [From Cord, n.] (Mil.) A smokeless powder composed of nitroglycerin, guncotton, and mineral jelly, and used by the British army and in other services. In making it the ingredients are mixed into a paste with the addition of acetone and pressed out into cords (of various diameters) resembling brown twine, which are dried and cut to length. A variety containing less nitroglycerin than the original is known as cordite M. D. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]