a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
Agriculture. flame cultivator.

Origin of flamethrower

First recorded in 1915–20; flame + thrower
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Contemporary Examples of flamethrower

  • For those of you unfamiliar, this is the magical equivalent of a flamethrower that also launches grenades filled with acid.

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    July 13, 2011

Historical Examples of flamethrower