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
There was also speculation of a fireworks explosion or a firecracker.
Thousands of taxi drivers staged a demonstration in central Madrid at noon, with some setting off firecrackers and hurling plastic bottles of water and eggs at police cordoning off access to Parliament.
Each item includes the time, nearest address, and incident type — single or multiple gunshots, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and other sound sources.
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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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