Part of speech: noun

An explosive composed of an absorbent saturated with nitroglycerin.

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Usage examples "dynamite":

  1. Once I blew off the whole top of a steeple with dynamite; and, by the way, I'll tell you about that some time. - "Careers of Danger and Daring", Cleveland Moffett.
  2. Oh, I can understand what it would feel like to strike, to wish to dynamite men like you! - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. Gordon is trying to steal the canon, and Murray has ordered me out with a car of dynamite to hold it. - "The Iron Trail", Rex Beach.