Definition of Powder monkey

1. Noun. Someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship).

Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter



Definition of Powder monkey

1. Noun. (informal) An explosives expert. A person who sets explosives. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) The persons employed to carry gun powder from the ship's magazine to the gun deck during a battle; in the 18th century Royal British and U. S. Navies, this task (also carrying water) during battles became a permanent nickname for the ship's cabin boys and apprentice seamen. ¹

3. Noun. (skiing snowboarding informal) A skier or snowboarder who avidly seeks out the “powder” (light, dry, fluffy snow). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powder Monkey

powder-puff
powder and shot
powder blue
powder blues
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powder compact
powder flask
powder horn
powder hoy
powder keg
powder kegs
powder magazine
powder metallurgy
powder method
powder monkey (current term)
powder monkeys
powder one's nose
powder photography
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powdered ginger
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powdered mustard
powdered sugar

Literary usage of Powder monkey

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1883)
"this much-appreciated writer, which forms the h volume of the series, under the taking title, r'rom Powder-Monkey to Admiral." It is a >ry of stirring naval ..."

2. Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay Whitney (1907)
"The President and the "powder monkey." "President Lincoln," says the Hon. WD Kelley,* "was a large and many-sided man, and yet so simple that no one, ..."

3. Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay Whitney (1907)
"The President and the "powder monkey." "President Lincoln," says the Hon. WD Kelley,* "was a large and many-sided man, and yet so simple that no one, ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"POWDER-MONKEY, subs. phr. (formerly naval). ... Ellangowan had him placed as cabin-boy or POWDER-MONKEY on board an armed sloop. ..."

5. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Why, little saucy Powder-Monkey Peter. SPOKEN.] I'm little, but I'm tough like a bantam cock, and crow over all the boys in the ship. ..."

6. Finding List of Books and Periodicals in the Central Library by Enoch Pratt Free Library (1890)
"Boston to Baltimore В 1225 Baltimore to Washington В 1226 On the Way В 1227 DALTON, W. powder monkey В 1240 Tiger Prince В 1241 The War Tiger В 1242 White ..."

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