firecracker

noun fire·crack·er \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌkra-kər \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of firecracker

: a usually paper cylinder containing an explosive and a fuse and set off to make a noise

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First Known Use of firecracker

1823

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FIRECRACKER Defined for English Language Learners

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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

firecracker

noun fire·crack·er \ ˈfīr-ˌkra-kər \

Definition of firecracker for Students

: a paper tube containing an explosive to be set off for amusement


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