petrol bomb

petrol bomb
noun Brit. a crude bomb consisting of a bottle containing petrol and a cloth wick.

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  • petrol bomb — petrol bombs N COUNT A petrol bomb is a simple bomb consisting of a bottle full of petrol with a cloth in it that is lit just before the bottle is thrown. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use Molotov cocktail) …   English dictionary

  • petrol bomb — n BrE a simple bomb consisting of a bottle filled with petrol and a lighted cloth = ↑molotov cocktail …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • petrol bomb — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a crude bomb consisting of a bottle containing petrol and a cloth wick …   English terms dictionary

  • petrol bomb — petrol ,bomb noun count BRITISH a MOLOTOV COCKTAIL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • petrol bomb — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms petrol bomb : singular petrol bomb plural petrol bombs British a bomb consisting of a bottle of petrol with a piece of cloth in its top that someone lights before throwing it …   English dictionary

  • petrol bomb — noun (C) BrE a simple bomb consisting of a bottle filled with petrol with a lighted cloth in the end …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • petrol bomb — noun a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wick • Syn: ↑Molotov cocktail, ↑gasoline bomb • Hypernyms: ↑improvised explosive device, ↑I.E.D., ↑IED …   Useful english dictionary

  • petrol bomb — Brit. See Molotov cocktail. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • petrol bomb — noun A Molotov cocktail …   Wiktionary

  • petrol — n. Brit. 1 refined petroleum used as a fuel in motor vehicles, aircraft, etc. 2 (attrib.) concerned with the supply of petrol (petrol pump; petrol station). Phrases and idioms: petrol bomb a simple bomb made of a petrol filled bottle and a wick.… …   Useful english dictionary

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