Cracker may refer to:

  • Cracker (food), a type of biscuit, usually salted or savory edible
  • Cracker (mountain), a mountain peak in Glacier National Park
    • Cracker (benchmark), located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana
  • Christmas cracker, traditional British Christmas toy or decoration which gives a loud 'crack' when opened
  • Atlanta Crackers, an American baseball team from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Cracker (pejorative), a slang, sometimes abusive term for a Southern white person
  • Hamadryas (butterfly), a genus of brush-footed butterflies commonly called the Crackers, Calicoes, or Clicks
  • Cracking (chemistry), the process whereby complex organic molecules are broken down into simpler molecules
  • a term for wafer-style Sacramental bread
  • a short length of twisted twine or string attached to the end of a whip to produce a cracking sound
  • a firecracker, a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal
  • a device used to open small compressed gas cartridges such as whipped-cream chargers
  • a person who performs safe-cracking
  • Atlanta Black Crackers, a professional baseball team which played in the Negro League
  • Operation Crackers, a British Commando raid during the Second World War

In computing

  • In computing, a hacker who breaks or circumvents security, including:
    • computer security hacker, that is, someone who breaks into computers, regardless of intent. Used by computer programming hackers to stress the differences between the two occupations and philosophies.
    • black-hat hacker, that is, someone who breaks into computers with malicious or criminal intentions. Used by white hat computer security hackers to stress the difference in ethics.
    • software cracker, someone who modifies software to remove or disable copy protection and digital rights management features
    • password cracker, someone who recovers encrypted passwords from data that has been stored in or transmitted by a computer system or associated to accounts as a measure for restricting access to a computer.

In entertainment

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  • 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

  • Cracker — steht für: Cracker (Band), eine US amerikanische Alternative Rock Band Cracker (Gebäck), ein Biskuit artiges Gebäck eine Bezeichnung aus dem Afroamerikanischen Englisch für Weiße in der chemischen Verfahrenstechnik eine Anlage zum Cracken im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cracker — Cracker; cracker; hy·dro·cracker; …   English syllables

  • cracker — CRÁ CĂR/ s. m. hoţ de informaţii implementate în calculatoarele electronice. (< engl. cracker, spărgător) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • cracker — [krak′ər] n. [< CRACK1, vi.; CRACKER sense 5 < earlier sense “braggart, boaster”] 1. a person or device that cracks 2. a firecracker 3. a little paper roll used as a favor at parties: it contains a trinket or candy, and bursts with a… …   English World dictionary

  • cracker — / krækə/, it. / krɛker/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) crack rompersi; crocchiare ], usato in ital. al masch. (gastron.) [biscotto di pasta di pane sottile e friabile, spesso salato] ▶◀ ⇑ galletta …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cracker — /ˈkrɛker, ingl. ˈkrækə(r)/ [vc. ingl., da to crack «spaccarsi, fendersi»] s. m. inv. 1. galletta, biscotto salato 2. (elab., gerg.) pirata informatico …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • cracker — [n] hard, often salted, baked wafer biscuit, bun, cookie, hardtack, pretzel, rusk, saltine; concept 457 …   New thesaurus

  • cracker — ► NOUN 1) a paper cylinder which, when pulled apart, makes a sharp noise and releases a small toy or other novelty. 2) a firework that explodes with a crack. 3) a thin dry biscuit of a kind eaten with cheese. 4) Brit. informal a fine example of… …   English terms dictionary

  • cracker — 1. cracker [ krakɶr; krakɛr ] n. m. • déb. XIXe, repris 1962; mot angl., de to crack « craquer » ♦ Anglic. Petit biscuit salé et croustillant. « une soucoupe contenant encore quelques crackers » (Perec). cracker 2. cracker [ krakɶr; krakɛr ] n. m …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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