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banger (n.)

1650s, "anything which bangs," in any sense, agent noun from bang (v.). British English slang for "a sausage," 1919, perhaps from sense of "a bludgeon," though this is recorded only in U.S. slang. Bangster was a 17c. word for "muscular bully."

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Definitions of banger from WordNet

banger (n.)
(British informal) pork sausage;
banger (n.)
firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing;
Synonyms: firecracker / cracker
From wordnet.princeton.edu