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Cracker vs. Cranker

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Crackernoun

A dry, thin, crispy baked bread (usually salty or savoury, but sometimes sweet, as in the case of graham crackers and animal crackers).

Crankernoun

One who operates a crank.

Crackernoun

A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.

Crackernoun

A firecracker.

Crackernoun

A person or thing that cracks, or that cracks a thing (e.g. whip cracker; nutcracker).

Crackernoun

The final section of certain whips, which is made of a short, thin piece of unravelled rope and produces a cracking sound.

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Crackernoun

A Christmas cracker.

Crackernoun

Refinery equipment used to pyrolyse organic feedstocks. If catalyst is used to aid pyrolysis it is informally called a cat-cracker

Crackernoun

A fine thing or person (crackerjack).

‘She's an absolute cracker! The show was a cracker!’;

Crackernoun

An ambitious or hard-working person (i.e. someone who arises at the 'crack' of dawn).

Crackernoun

(computing) One who cracks (i.e. overcomes) computer software or security restrictions.

Crackernoun

(obsolete) A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow.

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Crackernoun

An impoverished white person from the southeastern United States, originally associated with Georgia and parts of Florida; (by extension) any white person.

Crackernoun

A police officer.

Crackernoun

A northern pintail, species of dabbling duck.

Crackernoun

(obsolete) A pair of fluted rolls for grinding caoutchouc.

Crackernoun

One who, or that which, cracks.

Crackernoun

A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow.

‘What cracker is this same that deafs our ears?’;

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Crackernoun

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.

Crackernoun

A thin, dry biscuit, often hard or crisp; as, a Boston cracker; a Graham cracker; a soda cracker; an oyster cracker.

Crackernoun

A nickname to designate a poor white in some parts of the Southern United States.

Crackernoun

The pintail duck.

Crackernoun

A pair of fluted rolls for grinding caoutchouc.

Crackernoun

a thin crisp wafer made or flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet

Crackernoun

a poor white person in the southern United States

Crackernoun

a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things;

‘crackers are often mistakenly called hackers’;

Crackernoun

firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing

Crackernoun

a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends

Crackernoun

a person or thing that cracks.

Crackernoun

an installation for cracking hydrocarbons

‘a catalytic cracker’;

Crackernoun

a person who breaks into a computer system, typically for an illegal purpose.

Crackernoun

a decorated paper cylinder which, when pulled apart, makes a sharp noise and releases a small toy or other novelty

‘a Christmas cracker’;

Crackernoun

a firework that explodes with a sharp noise.

Crackernoun

a thin dry biscuit, typically eaten with cheese

‘the sausage is delicious on hot toast or crackers’;

Crackernoun

a light crisp made of rice or tapioca flour

‘prawn crackers’;

Crackernoun

a fine example of something

‘don't miss this cracker of a CD’;

Crackernoun

an attractive person, especially a woman

‘you look a cracker’;

Crackernoun

another term for poor white

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