- a tube-shaped, portable rocket launcher that fires a rocket capable of penetrating several inches of armor plate, as of a tank or other armored military vehicle.
Origin of bazooka
Related Words for bazookaordnance, cannon, battery, pistol, bomb, sword, gun, missile, rifle, machete, ammunition, firearm, knife, shotgun, revolver, force, arms, munitions, gunnery, stovepipe
Examples from the Web for bazooka
Contemporary Examples of bazooka
Once he hits eight, we can head on over to Bullets & Burgers, and who knows, maybe they'll let him strap on a bazooka.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns
August 28, 2014
With literal fidelity, the band members perform with an AK-47 and a bazooka strapped onto their shoulders.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?
November 24, 2013
If they were, then we could all run out and purchase a tank, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a SCUD missile and a nuclear warhead.Zimmerman Verdict: Actor Jason Alexander Says We Should Blame the Gun
July 15, 2013
If the vice presidential debate were a movie, it might be called Bazooka Joe Rides Again.Face It, Republicans, ‘Bazooka Joe’ Biden Won the VP Debate
October 12, 2012
He went so far as to call Bazooka Joe his “new Mickey Mouse” in an interview with USA Today.Why Eisner Fits at Tribune
August 26, 2010
Historical Examples of bazooka
Ned closed his hand on the tube of the bazooka and it was so much old drainpipe.Arm of the Law
It was the eighth missile from the bazooka which ended the battle.
"Bazooka shells ought to discourage anything," Davis said in an icy voice.
The cab started with a cough and a roar, and shot out of the terminal like a bazooka shell.Charley de Milo
Laurence Mark Janifer AKA Larry M. Harris
- a portable tubular rocket-launcher that fires a projectile capable of piercing armour: used by infantrymen as a short-range antitank weapon
Word Origin for bazooka
"metal tube rocket launcher," 1942, from name of a junkyard musical instrument used (c.1935) as a prop by U.S. comedian Bob Burns (1896-1956); extension of bazoo, slang for "mouth" or "boastful talk" (1877), probably from Dutch bazuin "trumpet."