flamethrower

noun flame·throw·er \ ˈflām-ˌthrō-ər \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

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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First Known Use of flamethrower

1917

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FLAMETHROWER Defined for English Language Learners

flamethrower

Definition of flamethrower for English Language Learners

  • : a weapon that shoots a stream of burning liquid

  • baseball : a pitcher who throws the ball very fast : a fastball pitcher


FLAMETHROWER Defined for Kids

flamethrower

noun flame·throw·er \ ˈflām-ˌthrō-ər \

Definition of flamethrower for Students

: a weapon that shoots a burning stream of fuel


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