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 for firecracker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cracker \Crack"er\ (kr[a^]k"[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, cracks.
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     2. A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow. [Obs.]
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              What cracker is this same that deafs our ears?
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     3. A small firework, consisting of a little powder inclosed
        in a thick paper cylinder with a fuse, and exploding with
        a sharp noise; -- usually called firecracker.
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     4. A thin, dry biscuit, often hard or crisp; as, a Boston
        cracker; a Graham cracker; a soda cracker; an oyster
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     5. A nickname to designate a poor white in some parts of the
        Southern United States. --Bartlett.
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     6. (Zool.) The pintail duck.
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     7. pl. (Mach.) A pair of fluted rolls for grinding
        caoutchouc. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  firecracker \fire"crack`er\, n.
     A small explosive device consisting of a paper or cardboard
     cylinder having only sufficient explosive mixture to make a
     loud bang, ignited by a short fuse, and used mostly as an
     entertainment or in celebrations. Same as Cracker., n., 3.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in
           a heavy paper casing [syn: firecracker, cracker,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "firecracker":
     Klaxon, Roman candle, boiler factory, boiler room, bomb,
     bull-roarer, cap, catcall, cherry bomb, clack, clacker, clapper,
     cracker, cricket, flare, flowerpot, girandole, horn, ladyfinger,
     noisemaker, pinwheel, rattle, rattlebox, rocket, serpent, siren,
     skyrocket, snake, snapper, sparkler, squib, steam whistle,
     ticktack, torpedo, whistle, whizgig, whizzer

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