cherry bomb

noun

Definition of cherry bomb

: a powerful globular red firecracker

Examples of cherry bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cherry for sure, but not a smack-you-in-the-face cherry bomb. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 June 2021 But a 1972 decision by a federal appeals court that upheld a civil disorder conviction of man who threw a cherry bomb at a line of police officers responding to a fire at a riot on a university campus provides some guidance. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2020 For posterity: mozzarella, Berkshire sausage, cherry bomb pepper and basil, all on Coalfire’s signature blackened crust. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2020 Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, 18 July 2019 Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, 18 July 2019 Federal law prohibits the use of stronger explosives, including M-80s, quarter sticks, silver salutes and cherry bombs. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, 2 July 2019 Lost: Old School Spontaneity Kirby flinging cherry bombs down a hotel stairwell. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, 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, 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cherry bomb

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cherry bomb was in 1953

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“Cherry bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cherry%20bomb. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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cherry bomb

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cherry bomb

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

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