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
Recent Examples of bazooka from the Web
The bazooka, an important tactical weapon, was also tested here.
Finding errors in Dan Brown’s works is like shooting fish in a barrel, with a bazooka.
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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
First Known Use: 1943See Words from the same year
BAZOOKA Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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