firebomb

noun
fire·​bomb | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbäm How to pronounce firebomb (audio) \

Definition of firebomb

: an incendiary bomb

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firebomb transitive verb

Examples of firebomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She has been charged with using a firebomb, a third degree felony. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2021 The same bombers had previously tossed a firebomb into an ROTC classroom at the university. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2021 Late on Friday, someone threw a firebomb at an Arab family’s home in the Ajami neighborhood of Tel Aviv, striking two children. Time, 15 May 2021 Late on Friday, someone threw a firebomb at an Arab family’s home in the Ajami neighborhood of Tel Aviv, striking two children. Fares Akram And Joseph Krauss, chicagotribune.com, 15 May 2021 Of the protesters’ homemade weapons, the deadliest is the firebomb. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2021 The video shows a firebomb breaking against the wall, engulfing it in flames. Billy Perrigo, Time, 9 Apr. 2021 Portland police said their investigation showed Muhammed allegedly lobbed a firebomb at an officer on Sept. 23, scorching the officer's uniform. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Apr. 2021 At least two people were injured, including one by the firebomb, which started a fire in the middle of the street. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, 6 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of firebomb

1685, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of firebomb was in 1685

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“Firebomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firebomb. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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firebomb

noun

English Language Learners Definition of firebomb

: a bomb that causes a fire when it explodes

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