- a loudly exploding firework consisting of a cardboard container filled with gunpowder.
- a similar firework used as a danger or warning signal, as by railway brakemen.
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Realizing they were effectively marooned, the sergeants ordered the riot squad off the bus.“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection|by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan|February 12, 2021|ProPublica
Hundreds of cars were marooned and thousands of cars were abandoned.How a surprise snowstorm almost spoiled Kennedy’s inauguration 60 years ago|Kevin Ambrose, Jason Samenow|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Peering over the edge you can find a bounty of fish marooned in a thick, tomato-based broth.The bulls are firmly in control as the global markets open for 2021|Bernhard Warner|January 4, 2021|Fortune
Known primarily for his offensive rebounding and defense, Thompson was marooned in Cleveland on bad teams in recent years and was due for a change of scenery, especially after the Cavaliers traded for Andre Drummond at last year’s trade deadline.NBA free agency updates: Lakers get tougher while Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell ink max extensions|Ben Golliver|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Masked stragglers stood marooned at different bus and taxi stops, open in their despair.
Houses sit together at their tables in dining halls under maroon banners emblazoned with their names.
In his opulent maroon suit, Dickens flaunts his fame and fortune with so little subtlety he makes Kanye West appear modest.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We all remember when Levine shot to fame with Maroon 5's Songs About Jane.
It stayed at the top for three days, out-pacing tracks by Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent.
Halle Berry won the same award in 2002 for Monster's Ball when she dazzled in a semi-sheer, maroon Elie Saab gown.
A low slung maroon roadster came down the street and nosed into the mouth of the tarvia drive at Joseph's gate.
It is a dark maroon-colored leaf, and contains a large proportion of the nicotine oil.
More than one season have we spent in the house of old Abu Maroon, the village carpenter.Silver Chimes in Syria|W. S. Nelson
The seat covers were made of plastic in a maroon and blue plaid pattern.Warning from the Stars|Ron Cocking
A straw hat with a particularly narrow brim was adorned with a ribbon of alternating bars of maroon and grey.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for maroon (1 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for maroon (2 of 2)
- a dark red to purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a maroon carpet