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

  • noun A small explosive charge and a fuse in a heavy paper casing, exploded to make noise, as at celebrations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A species of firework consisting of a paper cylinder filled with a preparation of gunpowder, etc., stopped at each end, furnished with a fuse, and discharged for the sake of the noise of its explosion. It is of Chinese make.

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

  • noun A small explosive device consisting of a paper or cardboard cylinder having only sufficient explosive mixture to make a loud bang, ignited by a short fuse, and used mostly as an entertainment or in celebrations. Same as cracker., n., 3.

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

  • noun A firework consisting of a string of bangers linked by a fuse designed to emit a series of loud bangs when lit. Traditionally used in Chinese celebrations (e.g. Chinese New Year) to scare off ghosts and bad spirits and to bring good luck.
  • noun A peanut butter cracker baked with marijuana, similar in concept to an Alice B. Toklas brownie.

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


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    February 16, 2008