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barnburner

Definitions of barnburner
  1. noun
    someone who burns down a barn
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    type of:
    arsonist, firebug, incendiary
    a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
  2. noun
    an impressively successful event
    “the rock concert was a real barnburner
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    type of:
    success
    an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
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