from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cylindrical firework that emits balls of fire and a shower of sparks.

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  • noun a type of firework, with a long, thick paper tube that contains layers of "stars" and lifting charges. When ignited, pyrotechnic stars shoot from the tube one at a time.
  • noun a type of parachute deployment failure

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  • noun a cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire


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