Definitions

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

  • noun A sausage.
  • noun A noisy old car.
  • noun A firework that explodes with a sudden loud noise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which bangs.
  • noun One who or that which bangs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK : A firework that makes a bang.
  • noun UK, slang A woman's breast.
  • noun UK, New Zealand, slang A sausage.
  • noun slang An old, worn-out car.
  • noun US, slang A cylinder in a car.
  • noun US, slang A member of a gang, shortened version of the word gangbanger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
  • noun (British informal) pork sausage

Etymologies

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bang +‎ -er; the sausages were so called because of the risk of explosion if not carefully cooked, due to excessive amounts of water stored inside the sausages to increase their mass and saleability.

Examples

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  • Short for headbanger. Also, sausage.

    October 17, 2007

  • Best served with mash. The sausage, I mean.

    October 17, 2007

  • See also bangers and mash.

    November 30, 2007

  • Also a dilapidated automobile (can automobiles dilapidate?)

    May 2, 2008