1. A type of small firework consisting of an explosive substance in a paper casing, which is designed to detonate with a sharp bang when thrown on to a hard surface.In quot. 1888 as a mass noun.
2. Chiefly slang or colloq. An act of overthrowing or defeating a person or thing; a defeat, a downfall; spec. an act of throwing one's opponent to the ground in wrestling, judo, etc.
3. slang (orig. U.S.). A performance by or contest between DJs, rappers, or similar artists. Also more generally: a contest; a confrontation.Originally in hip-hop contexts.
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