firecracker


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fire·crack·er

 (fīr′krăk′ər)
n.
1. A small explosive charge and a fuse in a heavy paper casing, exploded to make noise, as at celebrations.
2. Slang A spirited, quick-tempered, or rambunctious person.

firecracker

(ˈfaɪəˌkrækə)
n
a small cardboard container filled with explosive powder and lit by a fuse
adj
impressively energetic: a firecracker start to the race.

fire•crack•er

(ˈfaɪərˌkræk ər)

n.
a paper or cardboard cylinder filled with an explosive and having a fuse and discharged to make a noise, as during a celebration.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firecracker - firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casingfirecracker - firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
cannon cracker - a large firecracker
cherry bomb - a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
whizbang, whizzbang - a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
Translations
petarda

firecracker

[ˈfaɪəˌkrækəʳ] Npetardo m

firecracker

[ˈfaɪərkrækər] npétard mfire crew néquipe f de pompiersfire damage ndégâts mpl dûs au feufire department n (US)régiment m de sapeurs-pompiersfire door nporte f coupe-feufire drill nexercice m d'évacuationfire-eater [ˈfaɪəriːtər] n (= entertainer) → cracheur m de feufire engine nvoiture f de pompiersfire escape nescalier m de secoursfire exit nsortie f de secoursfire extinguisher nextincteur mfire fighter n (male or female)pompier m

firecracker

[ˈfaɪəˌkrækəʳ] npetardo
References in classic literature ?
Only last Saturday my Joe busted a firecracker right under my nose and I knocked him sprawling.
George Jones had the glory of perpetrating the first joke on him; he gave him a cigar with a firecracker in it and winked to the crowd to come; the thing exploded presently and swept away the bulk of Nicodemus's eyebrows and eyelashes.
The chastened melancholy induced by many months of fetching of pails of water, of scrubbing floors with a mop, and of jumping like a firecracker to avoid excited bees had been purged from him by the lights and the music and the wine.
In one cabin I notice that all that the five children had to remind them of the coming of Christ was a single bunch of firecrackers, which they had divided among them.
Then suddenly they gave a shout, all together, and disappeared in a flash into their various houses, the tops of which closed with a series of pops that sounded like a bunch of firecrackers being exploded.
resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the
Consultation with members of the local firecracker and pyrotechnic industry would be held during the congressional hearings on the proposed law, he said.
The local firecracker industry will likely be shut down after President Duterte has pushed for a total ban of firecrackers to ensure public safety.
During the first day of the five-day seminar on safe firecracker production and regulation at the Malolos Club Royal Resort yesterday, manufacturers lamented that Executive Order 28 regulating the sale and use of firecrackers has caused big losses to manufacturers and dealers.
Summary: Duterte might consider amending the law to eventually adopt a total firecracker ban
The Philippine National Police is the primary agency in the enforcement of the Firecracker Law.
Penalties for violation of the Firecracker Law include a fine ranging from P20,000 to P30,000 and imprisonment from six months to one year.