air-fuel bomb

noun

Definition of air-fuel bomb

: a device that ignites an aerosolized fuel (such as gasoline) to produce a large explosion The United States military developed several types of air-fuel bombs to clear minefields and burn enemy gear.— William J. Broad, New York Times, 18 Sept. 2001

called also fuel-air bomb

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First Known Use of air-fuel bomb

1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Air-fuel bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air-fuel%20bomb. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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