American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. November 5, observed in England to commemorate the foiling of the attempt led by Guy Fawkes in 1605 to blow up the king and members of Parliament in retaliation for increasing repression of Roman Catholics in England.
- n. day for the celebration of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot
““One of the boxes off the barges that got loose on Guy Fawkes Day and ran up against the Saw Mill Wharf here.”
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