stink bomb


Definition of stink bomb

: a small bomb charged usually with chemicals that gives off a foul odor on bursting

Examples of stink bomb in a Sentence

Someone set off a stink bomb at the school.

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Ku Klux Klansmen distributed hate tracts outside, and stink bombs planted inside the arena sent many in the crowd to the exits. Cindy George, Houston Chronicle, "Martin Luther King Jr.’s death left Houston shocked but resolved for change," 4 Apr. 2018 Stinkers, SouthPark Center: On March 9, police were dispatched to SouthPark Mall after an employee discovered some juveniles were setting off stink bombs in a store. John Benson,, "Loud woman wearing jumpsuit kicked out of Salvation Army: Strongsville Police Blotter," 15 Mar. 2018 Crowds also protested in front of theaters, and even inside them, terrorizing audiences by releasing snakes, mice and stink bombs. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "This Hollywood Titan Foresaw the Horrors of Nazi Germany," 17 Jan. 2017 Just days before Democrats face what many consider a must-win race for governor of Virginia, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee has thrown a stink bomb at her party. NBC News, "Meet the Press - November 5, 2017," 5 Nov. 2017 Compared to that stink bomb, Spicer’s turn was comic gold. Michelle Cottle, The Atlantic, "Accountability Is for Non-Celebrities," 21 Sep. 2017 Some of Sea Shepherd’s tactics include ramming whaling vessels and throwing stink bombs onto the decks of Japanese ships. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Anti-Whaling Activists Prove No Match for Japanese Military Leviathan," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stink bomb

1915, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stink bomb

: a small device that produces a very bad smell when it is broken, burned, etc.

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