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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.
a small cardboard container filled with explosive powder and lit by a fuse
impressively energetic: a firecracker start to the race.
a paper or cardboard cylinder filled with an explosive and having a fuse and discharged to make a noise, as during a celebration.
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|Noun||1.||firecracker - 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.