gelatin dynamite

gelatin dynamite

[′jel·ət·ən ′dī·nə‚mīt]
(materials)
A high explosive consisting mainly of a jellylike mass of nitroglycerin, with sodium nitrate, meal, collodion cotton, and sodium carbonate; commonly used by drillers to shatter boulders encountered in driving pipe through overburden, especially in water-filled or saturated ground. Also known as gelatin; gelignite; nitrogelatin.
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The seized weapons were 18 Ak-47 (kalashnikov) rifles, three Kirikkale rifles, two bayonets, one RPG-7 rocket launcher, 273 gelatin dynamites, 26 cartridge clips, and 230 cartridges.