Definition of Firecracker

1. Noun. Firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing.

Exact synonyms: Banger, Cracker
Specialized synonyms: Cannon Cracker, Cherry Bomb, Whizbang, Whizzbang
Generic synonyms: Firework, Pyrotechnic
Derivative terms: Bang, Crack



Definition of Firecracker

1. n. See Cracker., n., 3.

Definition of Firecracker

1. Noun. A firework consisting of a string of bangers linked by a fuse designed to emit a series of loud bangs when lit. Traditionally used in Chinese celebrations (e.g. Chinese New Year) to scare off ghosts and bad spirits and to bring good luck. ¹

2. Noun. A peanut butter cracker baked with marijuana, similar in concept to a Alice B. Toklas brownie. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firecracker

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firecracker

firebrands
firebrat
firebrats
firebreak
firebreaks
firebreather
firebreathers
firebrick
firebricks
firebug
firebugs
firecall
fireclay
fireclays
firecracker (current term)
firecrackers
firecrest
firecrests
fired
fired away
fired off
fired up
firedamp
firedamps
firedog
firedogs
firedrake
firedrakes
firee

Literary usage of Firecracker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Every where by Will Carleton (1910)
"The firecracker Boy. BY WILL CARLETON. (~)N the steps of a house, still and sad as a mouse With no goods to destroy, Unreservedly pained at the stillness ..."

2. The Chronicle Fire Tables for 1897 (1897)
"... Explosion (oil stove) 1 Explosion (gasoline stove) 1 Flood firecracker« 1 Children playing with tire 1 Lightning 1 Explosion (alcohol) 1 Explosion (oil) ..."

3. Our Wonderful Progress: The World's Triumphant Knowledge and Works : a Vast by Trumbull White (1902)
"One American girl can turn out more firecracker tubes in a. day than a dozen ... The bottom of an American-made firecracker is plugged with a piece of cork ..."

4. Cases on the Law of Torts by Francis Hermann Bohlen (1915)
"A part or feature of the entertainment consisted in the ignition and explosion of a giant firecracker attached to a pipe set in an upright position in one ..."

5. The American Teacher (1889)
"firecracker. — My name is firecracker, friends, I herald the Fourth of July ; I'm somewhat red, for it's summertime, And the snn it very high. ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1908)
"firecracker. Cannon. Firearm. Powder, etc. Total. ... The wounds produced by the blank cartridge and giant firecracker are of the character to especially ..."

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