cherry bomb

cherry bomb
a form of small explosive formerly used by purse seiners in California to frighten and concentrate a fish school

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • cherry bomb — n AmE a large round red ↑firecracker (=small loud explosive) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cherry bomb — For other uses, see Cherry bomb (disambiguation). Cherry Bombs (also known as Globe Salutes or Kraft Salutes) are approximately spherical shaped exploding fireworks, ranging in size from three quarters inch to one and one half inch (1.9 cm… …   Wikipedia

  • cherry bomb — noun a red ball shaped firecracker with high explosive power (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑firecracker, ↑cracker, ↑banger * * * noun Etymology: so called from its cherrylike shape & color : a powerful globular red firecracker detonated by lighting a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cherry-bomb — noun A four square ball game term which basically means spiking the ball or slamming it down with a force to make it hard for a person to retrieve it to stay in the game. A cherry bomb with an even more impressive force would be called a tree top …   Wiktionary

  • cherry bomb — cher′ry bomb n. a red, globular firecracker with a long fuse and high explosive capability • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • cherry bomb — noun Date: 1953 a powerful globular red firecracker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cherry bomb — a red, globe shaped firecracker with a long fuse and high explosive capability. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • cherry bomb — noun A spherical firecracker that generates a high power explosion …   Wiktionary

  • cherry bomb — Synonyms and related words: Klaxon, boiler factory, boiler room, bull roarer, catcall, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker, cricket, firecracker, horn, noisemaker, rattle, rattlebox, siren, snapper, steam whistle, ticktack, whistle, whizgig, whizzer …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cherry bomb — noun (C) AmE a large round red firecracker (=small loud explosive) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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