What does the word saltpeter mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Niter.

Usage examples for saltpeter

  1. Thus sulphur and saltpeter are always contraband. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  2. Keep water before them at all times, adding Saltpeter, one teaspoonful to every gallon of water. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  3. The inventive spirit of America was busy with plans to procure saltpeter and other ingredients for making powder, but it remained scarce. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong