firecracker firecracker  /ˈfaɪ ər ˌkræ kər/


  • (n) firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing



  1. Startled by what he thought was a firecracker, Abernathy looked out to the walkway and saw that King had fallen.
  2. Godoy said he first thought it was a firecracker until he saw the bodies.
  3. It's a classic example of what the French call a ptard mouill or soggy firecracker that fails to explode.


  1. Brentwood Firecracker 5K celebrating its 30th edition

    By Ray Fisher, South Hills Record The Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with two new co-race directors. Kira Foley and Maureen Cunningham, both Brentwood Borough ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Beneficial Bank supports 4th of July Firecracker 5K

    The Broomall Rotary Club will host the fourth annual Firecracker 5K Run 9:25 a.m., July 4, immediately preceding the Annual Marple-Newtown Independence Day Parade. Beneficial Bank is a supporter of the 5K and has been a member of the Broomall community since 1960. The Broomall branch will be moving to the corner of Sproul Road and Paxon Hollow Road in 2014. Runners of all abilities are ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marple Newtown County Press

  3. Firecracker Run is June 15

    Ottawa First's third annual Firecracker Poker Run begins with registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Shoreline Boat Club, 917 Green St., Ottawa. The Firecracker Run is a "rain or shine, rivers and roads" event
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Ottawa Times

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  1. "You rarely see guys wrecking each other under caution," Earnhardt said. "Juan is a real firecracker, man. He's a good guy, but you just don't push his buttons. And he sort of has that mentality coming from Formula One. He definitely doesn't...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Dale Earnhardt Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "He's hotter than a firecracker," Wainwright said. "The only good curveball I threw all day, he hit in the gap."
    on May 15, 2007 By: Adam Wainwright Source: Forbes

  3. The incident on Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport "definitely appears to be al-Qaeda related," King said in an interview. "This was not a firecracker. This was for real."
    on Dec 25, 2009 By: Peter King Source: BusinessWeek

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