- 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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Origin of maroon1
Definition for maroon (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of maroon2
Example sentences from the Web for maroon
After a month of sickness and starvation, and a final disaster in the surf, only one would be alive to tell of their marooned shipmates 1,200 miles away.Giant anchors, wrecked boats and a ‘Liberty’ clock: Inside the storage site for Navy museum|Michael Ruane|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
On the second planet, they encounter a marooned astronaut named Dr. Mann, and a fistfight ensues.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The two marooned Americans keep running into each other at night in the hotel bar, and soon a relationship begins to form.Sofia Coppola Discusses ‘Lost in Translation’ on Its 10th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And now Elliott, adorable Elliott, was to be marooned in this uncharted district for a whole year.The Camerons of Highboro|Beth B. Gilchrist
Since she was marooned in the United States during the war she was of necessity cut off from her favorite Riviera hunting grounds.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
This man must be, the girl thought, such a marooned passenger.The Corner House Girls Growing Up|Grace Brooks Hill
Hundreds of workers were marooned in distant parts of the city, unable to reach their homes.
This is the man who warned me back and who marooned me on this lonely island!Boy Scouts in Southern Waters|G. Harvey Ralphson
British Dictionary definitions for maroon (1 of 2)
Word Origin for maroon
British Dictionary definitions for maroon (2 of 2)
- a dark red to purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a maroon carpet