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firebomb

[ fahyuhr-bom ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbɒm /
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noun
an explosive device with incendiary effects.
verb (used with object)
to attack with a firebomb or firebombs.
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Origin of firebomb

First recorded in 1895–1900; fire + bomb
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British Dictionary definitions for firebomb

firebomb
/ (ˈfaɪəˌbɒm) /

noun
another name for incendiary (def. 6)
verb
(tr) to attack with incendiary bombs

Derived forms of firebomb

firebomber, noun
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