powder silk

powder silk

[′pau̇d·ər ‚silk]
(textiles)
Special silk fabric formerly used in making propellant bags; it left no burning residue when the propellant burned; silk has now been largely replaced by other materials, and the fabric is called cartridge cloth. Also known as cartridge silk.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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