squib

(noun, verb)

noun

1. firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise

Definition categories: man–made, firework, pyrotechnic

Sentences with squib as a noun:

- English Navy squibs set fire to two dozen enemy ships in a Dutch harbor during the 16th century battle against the Spanish Armada.

verb

1. To make a sound such as a small explosion.

- A Snider squibbed in the jungle.

2. (colloquial, dated) To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute.

- to squib a little debate