Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bonfire, or a firing of guns, in token of joy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A fire kindled in a public place in token of joy; a bonfire; a firing of guns in token of joy.

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

  • noun obsolete A bonfire.
  • noun A celebratory salute made by firing guns into the air sequentially along a line.

Etymologies

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From French, literally ‘fire of joy’.

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  • The firing of guns as a symbol of joy.

    May 12, 2008

  • "a running fire from flank to flank, used in case of rejoicing." (citation in list description)

    (BTW... these are really fun.)

    October 9, 2008