- a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
- Agriculture. flame cultivator.
Origin of flamethrower
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Examples from the Web for flamethrower
For those of you unfamiliar, this is the magical equivalent of a flamethrower that also launches grenades filled with acid.The Baddest Villain of Them All
July 13, 2011
Instead of water, the hoses could spit fire like a flamethrower.A Thought For Tomorrow
Robert E. Gilbert