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flamethrower

[ fleym-throh-er ]
/ ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər /
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noun
a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
Agriculture. flame cultivator.
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Origin of flamethrower

First recorded in 1915–20; flame + thrower
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British Dictionary definitions for flamethrower

flame-thrower

noun
a weapon that ejects a stream or spray of burning fluid
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