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Meaning of BARNBURNER

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (informal) a impressively successful event; "the rock concert was a real barnburner"
  2. [n]  someone who burns down a barn
 

BARNBURNER is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: arsonist, firebug, incendiary, success

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Barn"burn`er\, n. [So called in allusion to the
fable of the man who burned his barn in order to rid it of
rats.]
A member of the radical section of the Democratic party in
New York, about the middle of the 19th century, which was
hostile to extension of slavery, public debts, corporate
privileges, etc., and supported Van Buren against Cass for
president in 1848; -- opposed to {Hunker}. [Political Cant,
U. S.]

 

 

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