[ fahyuh r-bom ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbɒm /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for firebomb

/ (ˈfaɪəˌbɒm) /


another name for incendiary (def. 6)


(tr) to attack with incendiary bombs

Derived forms of firebomb

firebomber, noun
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