cordite etymology

English word cordite comes from English cord, English -ite

Detailed word origin of cordite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cord English (eng) (anatomy) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.. (figuratively) Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.. : a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.. : musical sense.. A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered [...]
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
cordite English (eng) A smokeless propellent made by combining two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, used in some firearm ammunition.

Words with the same origin as cordite

Descendants of cord
chord glasschord
Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite andesite aphrodite bauxite carbonite cavorite coltan jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite sodomite trilobite