Cracker Crack"er (kr[a^]k"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, cracks. [1913 Webster]

2. A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

What cracker is this same that deafs our ears? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

4. A thin, dry biscuit, often hard or crisp; as, a Boston cracker; a Graham cracker; a soda cracker; an oyster cracker. [1913 Webster]

5. A nickname to designate a poor white in some parts of the Southern United States. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

6. (Zo["o]l.) The pintail duck. [1913 Webster]

7. pl. (Mach.) A pair of fluted rolls for grinding caoutchouc. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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