flamethrower flamethrower n. (Mil.) a weapon that squirts ignited liquid or gelatinous fuel for several yards. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Flamethrower — A flamethrower is a mechanical device designed to project a long controllable stream of fire.Some flamethrowers project a stream of ignited flammable liquid; some project a long gas flame. Most military flamethrowers use liquids, but commercial… …   Wikipedia

  • Flamethrower — Nächtliche Vorführung der Flamethrower Munition Flamethrower oder Dragon s Breath ist eine in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika angebotene Flintenmunition im Kaliber 12. In roten Plastikhülsen befinden sich feine Metallspäne aus Zirconium, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flamethrower — liepsnosvaidis statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Ginklas padegamosioms medžiagoms svaidyti ir sudaryti sąlygas joms užsiliepsnoti. Liepsnosvaidžiai yra šie: lengvasis, sunkusis pėstininkų, reaktyvinis, savaeigis,… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • flamethrower — noun Date: 1917 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flamethrower — /flaym throh euhr/, n. 1. a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance. 2. Agric. See flame cultivator. [1915 20; FLAME + THROWER] * * * Military assault weapon that projects a stream of blazing oil… …   Universalium

  • flamethrower — noun A device that projects a flame for starting fires, it may also project additional fuel to help ignition. Used either as a weapon or a tool …   Wiktionary

  • flamethrower — Synonyms and related words: automatic, blowgun, blowpipe, firearm, gat, gun, handgun, heater, musket, peashooter, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle, rod, sawed off shotgun, shooting iron, shotgun, six gun, six shooter …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flamethrower — n. device that shoots out a burning stream of fuel (used in combat, agriculture, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flamethrower — flame•throw•er [[t]ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər[/t]] n. mil agr. a device, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang