flamethrower

[ fleym-throh-er ]
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noun
  1. a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.

  2. Agriculture. flame cultivator.

Origin of flamethrower

1
First recorded in 1915–20; flame + thrower

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British Dictionary definitions for flame-thrower

flame-thrower

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

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