petrol bomb


: 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

Examples of petrol bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same day, photos and video from protests showed Athenians brandishing what’s become a familiar symbol of dissent in that city’s central square: the petrol bomb. Leila Barghouty, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2023 The petrol bomb is common across the world. Leila Barghouty, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2023 There are many reasons the petrol bomb, or molotov cocktail, is a favorite among rioters. Leila Barghouty, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2023

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“Petrol bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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