petrol bomb


noun British.


Nearby words

  1. petrogram,
  2. petrograph,
  3. petrographic,
  4. petrography,
  5. petrol,
  6. petrol engine,
  7. petrol pump,
  8. petrol station,
  9. petrol.,
  10. petrolatum

Origin of petrol bomb

First recorded in 1955–60

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British Dictionary definitions for petrol bomb

petrol bomb

noun

a home-made incendiary device, consisting of a bottle filled with petrol and stoppered with a wick, that is thrown by hand; Molotov cocktail

verb petrol-bomb

(tr) to attack with petrol bombs
Derived Formspetrol bomber, noun

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