- 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.
Origin of maroon1
Other definitions for maroon (2 of 2)
Origin of maroon2
How to use maroon in a sentence
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
A4 involved Karun being marooned in Bandra by accident, not design.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fail to jump avidly enough, and you risk being forever marooned in limbo, as a pol without a true home in either party.
While we were marooned here we visited Vale Crucis Abbey, about a mile distant.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
So there we were, marooned, half a mile out to sea, in a tiny dinghy on which the Turks again switched their blarsted guns.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
They were much more likely to get marooned on the ridge pole of the barn while pursuing some of their adventures.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
And the other Aurigeans, down on Earth, would not be marooned there.The Worshippers|Damon Francis Knight
I bet you never heard of anybody being marooned on a desert signboard before.Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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