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
Recent Examples of flamethrower from the Web
The simplest are armed with flamethrowers and machine guns.
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First Known Use of flamethrower
FLAMETHROWER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of flamethrower for Students
: a weapon that shoots a burning stream of fuel
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