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.
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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.
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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.]
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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
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Translations
petarda

firecracker

[ˈfaɪəˌkrækəʳ] Npetardo m
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

firecracker

[ˈfaɪəˌkrækəʳ] npetardo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus; a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself; who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog; then straightway murmurs a mild, melodious lay, soft as the cooing of a donkey intoning its prayer to the evening star.
Their income was affected owing to the closure of the firecracker units for two months after 2018 Diwali.
"I will issue the executive order at this early para warning na doon sa lahat that I am banning firecracker altogether," Duterte said during the turnover of housing units to wounded soldiers and cops in Bulacan.
The Department of Health in Region 12 (DOH-12) rated its public campaign against firecrackers a huge success as the agency only recorded six firecracker injuries for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
DOH records 98 more firecracker injuries !-- -- MANILA, Philippines The Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday that 98 more firecracker-related injuries were recorded, raising the totalto 236.
According to Montejo, the most commonly used firecracker was piccolo.