flamethrower

noun
flame·​throw·​er | \ ˈflām-ˌthrō-ər How to pronounce flamethrower (audio) \

Definition of flamethrower

1 : a device that expels from a nozzle a burning stream of liquid or semiliquid fuel under pressure
2 : a pitcher who throws hard : a fastball pitcher

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Nathan even got a shout-out from another flamethrower: Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, "An MLB fan threw 96 MPH. He's now under contract," 4 Aug. 2019 The flamethrower Endos, the T-1000, and other bosses each have their own formidable set of reactions and counters. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "The new Terminator board game is actually worth your time," 20 July 2019 Chapman got a little encouragement with two outs — Yankees teammate CC Sabathia, honored this week for his contributions on and off the field, strolled to the mound to talk to the flamethrower. Ben Walker, The Denver Post, "AL holds off NL for 4-3 win in All-Star Game," 9 July 2019 Right-handed flamethrower Melvin Adon is also on the 40-man roster, but Adon was recently placed on the temporary inactive list at Double-A Richmond. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "In search of bullpen help, Giants continue to cycle through pitchers," 19 July 2019 Chapman got a little encouragement with two outs — Yankees teammate CC Sabathia, honored this week for his contributions on and off the field, strolled to the mound to talk to the flamethrower. baltimoresun.com, "MLB All-Star Game: American League holds on for seventh straight victory, 4-3," 10 July 2019 At Manly & Sons, my mustachioed barber raved about the Rose City Round-Up, a kustom festival featuring a drive-in theater, rockabilly bands and a flamethrower-exhaust show. Smithsonian, "Take a Trip to America’s Hot Rod Heaven," 10 July 2019 Chainsawing an enemy leads to an explosion of ammo and Glory Killing provides more health, just as in the previous game, and there’s also a flamethrower that forces demons to drop armor. Evan Lewis, EW.com, "E3 2019: DOOM Eternal hands-on impressions," 10 June 2019 Fire was blasting out of the building as if shot from giant flamethrowers. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of flamethrower

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flamethrower was in 1917

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flamethrower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flamethrower

: a weapon that shoots a stream of burning liquid
baseball, informal : a pitcher who throws the ball very fast : a fastball pitcher

flamethrower

noun
flame·​throw·​er | \ ˈflām-ˌthrō-ər How to pronounce flamethrower (audio) \

Kids Definition of flamethrower

: a weapon that shoots a burning stream of fuel

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