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firecracker

[fahyuh r-krak-er] /ˈfaɪərˌkræk ər/
noun
1.
a paper or cardboard cylinder filled with an explosive and having a fuse, for discharging to make a noise, as during a celebration.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; fire + cracker
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Examples from the web for firecracker
  • During the warmer months, they're likely to open the box and toss in a firecracker or two.
  • Many witnesses reported that the sun began to spin in much the same way that a firecracker wheel spins.
  • One time he through the match in stead of the firecracker, and the firecracker went off in his hand.
British Dictionary definitions for firecracker

firecracker

/ˈfaɪəˌkrækə/
noun
1.
a small cardboard container filled with explosive powder and lit by a fuse
adjective
2.
impressively energetic: a firecracker start to the race
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Slang definitions & phrases for firecracker

firecracker

noun

A bomb; torpedo (WWII armed forces)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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