Meaning of CRACKING in English
/ ˈkrækɪŋ; NAmE / noun , adjective
■ noun [ U ]
lines on a surface where it is damaged or beginning to break :
All planes are being inspected for possible cracking and corrosion.
the sound of sth cracking :
the cracking of thunder / twigs
[ usually before noun ] ( BrE , informal ) excellent :
That was a cracking goal.
She's in cracking form at the moment.
We set off at a cracking pace (= very quickly) .
► crack·ing adverb :
a cracking good (= extremely good) dinner
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005