from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small explosive charge and a fuse in a heavy paper casing, exploded to make noise, as at celebrations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A peanut butter cracker baked with marijuana, similar in concept to an Alice B. Toklas brownie.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small explosive device consisting of a paper or cardboard cylinder having only sufficient explosive mixture to make a loud bang, ignited by a short fuse, and used mostly as an entertainment or in celebrations. Same as cracker., n., 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of firework consisting of a paper cylinder filled with a preparation of gunpowder, etc., stopped at each end, furnished with a fuse, and discharged for the sake of the noise of its explosion. It is of Chinese make.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
She Sarah Burton is a trailblazer and a firecracker, which is one of the reasons we decided that the character should have red hair and wear wonderful primary colours.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was unhurt on Wednesday after an explosive device, officially described as a firecracker, went off near his motorcade.
The manufacturer told the police that the firecracker was his company's product and that he regularly conducted firework displays.
It's like calling a firecracker that does not level a building a dud.
Ahmadinejad's office quickly denied any attack had taken place, saying a "firecracker" had gone off.
But his office quickly denied any attack had taken place, saying a "firecracker" had gone off.
Honestly, I never would have gotten "firecracker" out of that.