firebomb

noun
fire·bomb | \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbäm \

Definition of firebomb 

: an incendiary bomb

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from firebomb

firebomb transitive verb

Examples of firebomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

According to the charges, a Molotov cocktail — a homemade firebomb — is considered a firearm and cannot be legally possessed by a felon. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee activist Vaun Mayes released from custody in Sherman Park firebomb plot," 5 July 2018 Many people were convinced that racists had thrown a firebomb in the window, but a police inquest was inconclusive and no charges were brought. Ellen Barry, The Seattle Times, "What the royal bride-to-be means to black Londoners," 14 May 2018 Many people were convinced that racists had thrown a firebomb in the window, but a police inquest was inconclusive and no charges were brought. Ellen Barry, The Seattle Times, "What the royal bride-to-be means to black Londoners," 14 May 2018 Hamas has called the protests peaceful, despite the Molotov cocktails thrown at Israeli soldiers and firebombs attached to kites that are routinely sailed over the fence, setting fires to Israeli farmland. New York Times, "Plan to Storm Fence Gets Bloody Preview in Gaza," 27 Apr. 2018 The Israeli military said firebombs were hurled and explosives were planted near the fence in northern Gaza. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, "Burning tires, tear gas and live fire: Gaza clashes turn deadly," 6 Apr. 2018 In justifying its use of deadly force, Israel has cited firebombs thrown by protesters and flaming kites being flown across the frontier. Hana Salah, latimes.com, "A baby girl dies in the haze of Gaza," 16 May 2018 Many people were convinced that racists had thrown a firebomb in the window, but a police inquest was inconclusive and no charges were brought. Ellen Barry, The Seattle Times, "What the royal bride-to-be means to black Londoners," 14 May 2018 Many people were convinced that racists had thrown a firebomb in the window, but a police inquest was inconclusive and no charges were brought. Ellen Barry, The Seattle Times, "What the royal bride-to-be means to black Londoners," 14 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'firebomb.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of firebomb

1685, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about firebomb

Dictionary Entries near firebomb

fireboard

fireboat

firebolt

firebomb

fire boss

firebote

firebox

Statistics for firebomb

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for firebomb

The first known use of firebomb was in 1685

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for firebomb

firebomb

noun

English Language Learners Definition of firebomb

: a bomb that causes a fire when it explodes

More from Merriam-Webster on firebomb

See words that rhyme with firebomb

Comments on firebomb

What made you want to look up firebomb? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!