Definition of firecracker
: a usually paper cylinder containing an explosive and a fuse and set off to make a noise
Recent Examples of firecracker from the Web
Each firecracker contains about 7 grams of the sweet stuff and literally nothing else.
Firecrakers: On Sept. 16, 2011, Lisa Keller provided security video to police that shows Weigle throwing firecrackers at her and her dog.
In the Browns' fifteenth game of their last season before fleeing for Baltimore, the Dawg Pound was throwing firecrackers towards the oncoming home team.
Early Friday, activists shot firecrackers at a police helicopter and only narrowly missed it, police said.
The women told police later that someone had thrown an M-80 firecracker that exploded near their feet on Wednesday.
Some protesters shot firecrackers at a police helicopter.
One of the hospitalized officers suffered an eye injury from an exploding firecracker.
Firecrackers are also not considered common fireworks.
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First Known Use of firecracker
FIRECRACKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of firecracker for English Language Learners
: a small paper cylinder that is filled with an explosive and that produces a loud noise when it explodes
FIRECRACKER Defined for Kids
Definition of firecracker for Students
: a paper tube containing an explosive to be set off for amusement
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