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(informal) a reform school for juvenile delinquents, from their pre-1969 designation; juvenile detention centres, whether Secure Training Centres for 15- to 18-year-olds or Young Offender Institutions for 18- to 21-year-olds (US juvie)(1) a sausage (from the tendency of sausages to burst during frying); (2) a type of small firework (no longer legally available); (3) an old car (allusion to a tendency to back-fire), thus the term 'banger racing' = stock car racing.