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A weapon that projects ignited incendiary fuel, such as napalm, in a steady stream.


(ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər)

a device, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
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Noun1.flamethrower - a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yardsflamethrower - a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"


[ˈfleɪmˌθrəʊəʳ] Nlanzallamas m inv
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