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flamethrower

[fleym-throh-er] /ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər/
noun
1.
a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
2.
Agriculture. flame cultivator.
Origin of flamethrower
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; flame + thrower
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flamethrower

noun

A pitcher with a very fast fastball (1970s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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