bazooka

(redirected from Bazookas)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

ba·zoo·ka

 (bə-zo͞o′kə)
n.
A shoulder-held weapon consisting of a long metal smoothbore tube for firing armor-piercing rockets at short range.

[After the bazooka, , a crude wind instrument made of pipes, invented and named by Bob Burns (1890-1956), American comedian, probably from bazoo, kazoo, mouth, voice.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

bazooka

(bəˈzuːkə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a portable tubular rocket-launcher that fires a projectile capable of piercing armour: used by infantrymen as a short-range antitank weapon
[C20: named after a pipe instrument invented by Bob Burns (1896–1956), American comedian]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

ba•zoo•ka

(bəˈzu kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a tube-shaped, portable rocket launcher that fires a missile capable of penetrating the armor plate of a tank.
[1940–45, Amer.; so called from its resemblance to a musical instrument so named]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
kazoo, bazooka - Dutch bazu, "trumpet," gives us the words kazoo and bazooka, the latter originally being a form of kazoo that was a long sounding-horn.
See also related terms for trumpet.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bazooka - a portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weaponbazooka - a portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon
launcher, rocket launcher - armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

bazooka

[bəˈzuːkə] Nbazuca f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bazooka

[bəˈzuːkə] nbazooka m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bazooka

nBazooka f, → Panzerfaust f, → Panzerschreck m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bazooka

[bəˈzuːkə] nbazooka m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
IT WAS all motorbikes and bazookas for Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman as she filmed scenes for the next series of Doctor Who at the seaside yesterday.
Elsewhere, Thornaby Aerodrome Club secured a 3-1 win at home to Eaglescliffe Bazookas with two goals from substitute Daniel Pearce and one goal for Arron Butta, while in the first division, Storytellers United edged Hartburn by the odd goal in five.
Her only previous mention of it came in a 2011 interview with Vogue when she said: "No torpedo bazookas, either.
She's just been brainwashed into believing, like too many others, that unless you have a pair of artificial bazookas sticking out your chest, you don't matter.
Technology club teacher Caroline Alliston has published a book that contains 30 of her favourite design-and-make projects--including how to build a balloon-powered hovercraft, pop and bottle rockets and bazookas. For each project there's a list of materials and clear instructions.
VICTORIA Beckham has let slip to Vogue magazine she's had her DD breast implants removed: "No torpedo bazookas, either.
Thirdly, if criminals served en masse, they'd learn where machine-guns, bazookas and grenades etc were kept and routines about how guns etc are moved between bases and would tell criminal colleagues looking to burgle bases or hijack shipments etc to commit crime with.
I vividly recall David Bairstow bemoaning the fact that other counties had bazookas (Garner, Hadlee, Kapil Dev etc) to our peashooters.
Mrs B, with her unfeasibly skinny frame and unfeasibly big bazookas, embraced her role as a figure of ridicule with great enthusiasm - but ultimately fell flat on her face (or, possibly, bazookas).
But they're currently more over-exposed than Nadia's bogus bazookas.
The author of Vacuum Bazookas, Electric Rainbow Jelly follows up with another set of fun yet informative science demonstrations.
Northern Alliance forces have found more than 5,000 small arms, bazookas and other light weapons in three Kabul houses that have reportedly been abandoned by the al-Qaida network after the fall of Kabul.