Definitions of firework

n (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.

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catherine wheel, pinwheel
a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire
banger, cracker, firecracker
firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
a firework that fizzes as it moves
an exploding firework used as a warning signal
Roman candle
a cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire
a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited
rocket, skyrocket
sends a firework display high into the sky
a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks
firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise
a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
cannon cracker
a large firecracker
cherry bomb
a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power
whizbang, whizzbang
a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
Type of:
low explosive
an explosive with a low rate of combustion

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