Nitro Express etymology

English word Nitro Express comes from English express, English nitrocellulose, English nitroglycerine, English cordite

Detailed word origin of Nitro Express

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
express English (eng) (comparable) Specific or precise; directly and distinctly stated; not merely implied.. (not comparable) Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.. (retail) Providing a more limited but presumably faster service than a full or complete dealer of the same kind or type.. Truly depicted; exactly resembling. (biochemistry) To transcribe deoxyribonucleic acid into messenger [...]
nitrocellulose English (eng) (organic compound) A cotton-like material, made from cellulose by the action of nitric and sulphuric acids, used in the manufacture of explosives, collodion etc.
nitroglycerine English (eng) (organic compound) The compound glyceryl-tri-nitrate or 1,2,3 tri-nitrooxy propane; the ester of glycerol with nitric acid; prepared by the careful addition of a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids to glycerol with constant stirring and cooling; it is a thick, pale yellow liquid, that is highly explosive on concussion or on exposure to sudden heat; it is used in medicine as a vasodilator, [...]
cordite English (eng) A smokeless propellent made by combining two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, used in some firearm ammunition.
Nitro Express English (eng) A large-calibre cartridge with adequate ballistics to kill big game.

Words with the same origin as Nitro Express

Descendants of express
FedEx exprest reëxpressed
Descendants of nitrocellulose