Candlebomb Can"dle*bomb`, n. 1. A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam. [1913 Webster]

2. A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • candlebomb — n. cardboard shell used in signaling; tiny glass bubble filled with water (erupts by expansion of steam when placed in the flame of a candle) …   English contemporary dictionary

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