firecracker

[ fahyuhr-krak-er ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌkræk ər /

noun

a paper or cardboard cylinder filled with an explosive and having a fuse, for discharging to make a noise, as during a celebration.

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Origin of firecracker

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; fire + cracker
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British Dictionary definitions for firecracker

firecracker
/ (ˈfaɪəˌkrækə) /

noun

a small cardboard container filled with explosive powder and lit by a fuse

adjective

impressively energetica firecracker start to the race
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