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Meaning of cigar

ci•gar

Pronunciation: (si-gär'), [key]
— n.
  1. a more or less cylindrical roll of tobacco cured for smoking, of any of various lengths, thicknesses, degrees of straightness, etc., usually wrapped in a tobacco leaf.
  2. not being a winning or successful effort, as if not good enough to earn a cigar as a prize: He made a good try at fielding the ball, but no cigar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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