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Definition of "firecracker" []

  • A small explosive charge and a fuse in a heavy paper casing, exploded to make noise, as at celebrations. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "firecracker" in a sentence
  • "Brent Napoleon, 23, strode in slow motion through the crowd in the living room, a sizzling dish of what he called firecracker salmon lofted like the Olympic torch."
  • "But a quick Google search revealed that the phrase refers to a firecracker that has failed to ignite, perhaps because it was left out in the rain."
  • "The telos of a fuse on a firecracker is a nice explosion."