cherry bomb

noun

Definition of cherry bomb 

: a powerful globular red firecracker

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The strongest explosives — M80s, cherry bombs and silver salutes — have been federally banned since 1966, Heckman said. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, "As more fireworks find their way into public's hands, catastrophic injuries on the rise," 2 July 2018 Let the pros handle the fireworks, not teenagers with cherry bombs or firecrackers that could cause injury. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Don’t have a blast on the Fourth," 1 July 2018 The cherry bomb on the label and the irreverent name suggest explosive flavor and are a pretty good match for the wine inside. Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Charles Smith 'Boom Boom' Syrah," 28 June 2018 Earlier in the day, Broshears had called the police to complain that the teens had been throwing cherry bombs into traffic. Eric Markowitz, Newsweek, "The Most Dangerous Gay Man in America Fought Violence With Violence," 25 Jan. 2018 Other top sellers include the cherry bomb, chicken pesto, hot Italian, Swedish potato, pork apple, bratwurst, turkey apricot, spicy Cajun and sweet onion. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "T&H sausage shop closing, seeks new space," 23 Feb. 2018 Could the festive cherry bomb dye job be a temporary diversion that will end as the film's production draws to an end? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Julia Roberts is a Redhead Again! Why Her Iconic 90s' Hair Color is Still Her Best Yet," 19 Dec. 2017 In Pittsburgh neighborhood kids would put cherry bombs in their mailbox, and in Shaker Heights prank calls happened regularly. Sarah Begley, Time, "Celeste Ng Tackles Race in the Rust Belt in Little Fires Everywhere," 14 Sep. 2017 The warehouse was full of booze owned by a liquor distributor and bottles of bourbon, scotch and gin went off like cherry bombs. Michael Carey, Alaska Dispatch News, "50 years ago, Fairbanks looked like Houston did two weeks ago," 9 Sep. 2017

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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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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