flamethrower

[ fleym-throh-er ]
/ ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər /

noun

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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