Definition of firebomb
: an incendiary bomb
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By Saturday night — after two days of rioting — more than 200 Hamburg cops had been injured by a rowdy minority of bottle- and firebomb-tossing protesters, according to CNN.
Days after the demonstrations began, a firebomb launched at police in Chicago triggered days of deadly riots known as the Haymarket Affair.
Members of the group are accused of throwing a firebomb at a Palestinian home in the village of Mazraa Qibliya, south of Nahliel, one night in November as the family slept inside.
The Hong Kong storefronts of Giordano have been spray painted, and Lai's house has been targeted by firebombs.
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FIREBOMB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of firebomb for English Language Learners
: a bomb that causes a fire when it explodes
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