cherry bomb

noun

Definition of cherry bomb

: a powerful globular red firecracker

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Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 Players acknowledge Donovan’s departure by tearing his pants off and lighting a cherry bomb under his car. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "This Week in Baltimore Sports History: Kyle Boller drops ball in Ravens preseason game," 25 Aug. 2019 Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 However, bigger, louder, more potentially destructive pyrotechnics, such as cherry bombs and the window-rattlers shot through mini-mortars, have long frustrated Costa Mesa residents, especially those living on the Westside. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Costa Mesa police take fewer than 500 fireworks-related calls over 4th of July holiday season," 18 July 2019 Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. San Diego Union-Tribune, "50 Shades of Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations," 14 July 2019 M-80s, quarter sticks, cherry bombs and silver salutes have been banned for decades. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "Burning at 1,800 degrees, even the humble sparkler can be dangerous, fire officials warn," 3 July 2019 Bovan sent models out in madcap proportions and glossy pouts that faded from burgundy to fluorescent coral, while Westwood gave celebs like Rose McGowan a cherry bomb shade for their poetic outcries on climate change. Vogue, "The Statement Lip Is London’s Street Style Beauty Takeaway," 20 Feb. 2019

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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cherry bomb

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cherry bomb

US : a round firecracker that makes a loud noise when it explodes

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