Molotov cocktail

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noun Mo·lo·tov cocktail \ˈmä-lə-ˌtȯf-, ˈmȯ-, ˈmō-, -ˌtȯv-\

Definition of Molotov cocktail

  1. :  a crude bomb made of a bottle filled with a flammable liquid (as gasoline) and usually fitted with a wick (as a saturated rag) that is ignited just before the bottle is hurled

Origin and Etymology of molotov cocktail

Vyacheslav M. Molotov


First Known Use: 1940


MOLOTOV COCKTAIL Defined for English Language Learners

Molotov cocktail

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noun Mo·lo·tov cocktail \ˈmä-lə-ˌtȯf-, ˈmȯ-, ˈmō-, -ˌtȯv-\

Definition of Molotov cocktail for English Language Learners

  • : a simple bomb made from a bottle filled with gasoline and stuffed with a piece of cloth that is lit just before the bottle is thrown


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