from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An artillery shell that explodes in midair with a shower of lights, used for illumination and signaling.
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- noun military A type of ammunition
shellwhich bursts to release a shower of starsfor illuminatingenemy positions etc.
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- noun an artillery shell containing an illuminant
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