oyster cracker
noun Date: 1872 a small salted usually round cracker

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  • Oyster cracker — For the fish, see Oyster toadfish. A typical package of oyster crackers Oyster crackers are small, salted, crackers, typically rounds about 0.59 in (15 mm) in diameter, although a slightly smaller hexagonal variety is also prevalent. They… …   Wikipedia

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  • oyster cracker — a small, round, usually salted cracker, served with oysters, soup, etc. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • oyster cracker — noun A small, dry, usually round cracker …   Wiktionary

  • oyster cracker — oys′ter crack er n. coo a small, round, usu. salted cracker • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cracker — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wafer, soda cracker, oyster cracker, biscuit, saltine, water biscuit, cream cracker, hardtack, sea biscuit, kn?ckebr?d (Swedish), Melba toast, matzo; see also bread 1 , cookie . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. hacker.… …   English dictionary for students

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