Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.
  • n. A pasteboard shell used in signaling, filled with a substance which makes a brilliant light when it explodes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.
  • n. A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small glass bubble filled with water, which when placed in the wick of a candle explodes from the force of the steam that is generated.

Etymologies

candle +‎ bomb (Wiktionary)

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