bazooka

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noun ba·zoo·ka \ bə-ˈzü-kə \

Definition of bazooka

:a light portable antitank weapon consisting of an open-breech smoothbore firing tube that launches an armor-piercing rocket and is fired from the shoulder

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Origin and Etymology of bazooka

after bazooka, a brass instrument popularized by the radio comedian Bob Burns during the 1930's, probably extended form of bazoo "kazoo," of imitative origin


BAZOOKA Defined for English Language Learners

bazooka

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Definition of bazooka for English Language Learners

  • : a military weapon that rests on a person's shoulder and fires small rockets at tanks


BAZOOKA Defined for Kids

bazooka

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noun ba·zoo·ka \ bə-ˈzü-kə \

Definition of bazooka for Students

:a portable gun that rests on a person's shoulder and consists of a tube open at both ends that shoots an explosive rocket


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