Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellow crystalline compound, CH3C6H2(NO2)3, used mainly as a high explosive.

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  • Initialism of Trinitrotoluene. (an explosive substance used in blasting)
  • Initialism of Dynamite. (an explosive)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene

Etymologies

t(ri)n(itro)t(oluene).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • With a winning mix of serious medical drama and the obligatory office romance – all played out by a very television-friendly ensemble, including FIREFLY’S Morena Baccarin – TNT is betting that HEARTLAND will replicate the success of its time-slot lead-in, THE CLOSER.

    Treat Williams Scrubs Back In | the TV addict

  • As an FBI agent testified on the stand earlier this week, TNT is also used commonly in commercial demolitions and mining operations, and was readily available for those uses in the markets of Tanzania.

    Daphne Eviatar: Criticism of Federal Courts for Terrorism Trials Once Again Falls Flat

  • TNT is owned by Turner Broadcasting (a Warner Bros. subsidiary) and is a drama focused network, complementing the comedy focus of TBS.

    Conan O’Brien Goes to TBS | /Film

  • It's bad enough fans vote for the starters in TNT's upcoming NBA All-Star Game, suggests TNT's Kenny Smith, but leaving players out of the loop is worse.

    Super Bowl stars aligning for big television ratings

  • The explosive power of TNT is created when the compound is formed, but not realized until it is detonated; to say that value is created at the market would be like saying that the explosive power of TNT is created by the explosion.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • He starts calling himself “Tony T, as in TNT, boom baby!” and becomes a devil-may-care stuntman.

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  • The latest in TNT's Spotlight string of forced-uplift films, Gifted Hands takes the true-life story of Benjamin Carson — neurosurgeon, author and 2008 winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — and bleeds it of any tension and all life.

    TNT's 'Gifted Hands' wasn't made by gifted hands

  • And it can let viewers check whether Barkley — who said on NBC's Tonight Show on Monday that he watches The Mentalist and 30 Rock to kill time in TNT's NBA studio — is watching the game.

    Lens won't stray from waggish TNT trio of Barkley, Smith and Johnson

  • •Guess you had to be there: The Dallas Cowboys 'new stadium, a fun monument to excess when everybody is supposed to be settling into the frugal new normal, also was a TV star in TNT's coverage of Sunday night's NBA All-Star game by attracting a record crowd of 108,713.

    Sunday's TV sports mix was game for ratings

  • So I get the call that my parcel has arrived, and the man from TNT is expecting payment.

    presents for myself

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