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petrol bomb

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noun British.
  1. Molotov cocktail.
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Origin of petrol bomb

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for petrol bomb

petrol bomb

  1. a home-made incendiary device, consisting of a bottle filled with petrol and stoppered with a wick, that is thrown by hand; Molotov cocktail
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verb petrol-bomb
  1. (tr) to attack with petrol bombs
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Derived Formspetrol bomber, noun
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