from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artillery shell that explodes in midair with a shower of lights, used for illumination and signaling.
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- n. A type of ammunition shell which bursts to release a shower of stars for illuminating enemy positions etc.
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- n. an artillery shell containing an illuminant
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