Adjective "Saltpetre" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Saltpetre


    Definition:

    1. the form of potassium nitrate, KNO 3 , that occurs naturally, used in the manufacture of fireworks, fluxes, gunpowder, etc.; niter.

    2. Chile saltpeter.

    Origin:
    saltpeter

    Examples:

    "imports can be saltpetre."