Molotov cocktail


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Molotov cocktail

n.
A makeshift bomb made of a breakable container filled with flammable liquid and provided with a usually rag wick that is lighted just before being hurled.

[Translation of Finnish Molotovin koktaili, after Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (so called because Finnish soldiers used such bombs against Soviet tanks during the 1939-1940 Soviet invasion of Finland, which began after Molotov announced Soviet demands for the annexation of certain Finnish territories ).]
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Molotov cocktail

(ˈmɒləˌtɒf)
n
(Military) an elementary incendiary weapon, usually a bottle of petrol with a short-delay fuse or wick; petrol bomb
[C20: named after V. M. Molotov]
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Mo′lotov cock′tail


n.
an incendiary device consisting usu. of a bottle filled with gasoline and a piece of rag that serves as a wick and is ignited before throwing.
[1935–40; after V. M. Molotov]
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Noun1.Molotov cocktail - a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wickMolotov cocktail - a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wick
I.E.D., IED, improvised explosive device - an explosive device that is improvised
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Translations

Molotov cocktail

[ˌmɒlətɒfˈkɒkteɪl] Ncóctel m Molotov
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Molotov cocktail

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Molotov cocktail

[ˈmɒləˌtɒfˈkɒkˌteɪl] n(bottiglia) Molotov f inv
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Summary: Ankara [Turkey], Mar 22 (ANI): Israel police on Thursday detained a 14-year-old Palestinian child accused of attempting to hurl a flammable incendiary device Molotov cocktail in East Jerusalem.
But he accidently dropped the Molotov cocktail into a bag filled with nine other Molotov cocktails, and set them all alight.
A day ago, the police version was that the crane was lit up with a Molotov cocktail thrown across the fence and therefore no one noticed the perpetrator of the crime.
The convicts are also accused of receiving training in manufacturing of bombs, rioting, possessing molotov cocktail bombs and forging, chief criminal prosecutor Ahmad Al-Hammadi said in a statement Monday evening.
Thus, it was suggested to equate Molotov cocktail with firearms.
A VIDEO of a youth throwing a Molotov cocktail has been shown at the trial of a teenager accused of planning a Columbine-style massacre.
Molotov cocktail bomb throw by protesters starts a fire by the gates of the presidential palace in Heliopolis (Basil El Dabh)
Manama A girls' elementary school has been targeted in the latest Molotov cocktail attack, Bahrain's education ministry has said.
Summary: BEIRUT: A Molotov cocktail was tossed at a Future Movement office in the Beirut neighborhood of Ras al-Nabaa early Wednesday morning.
ANKARA, Aug 13, 2010 (TUR) -- Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Drucas phoned Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday to express the sadness of the Greek government over a molotov cocktail attack on Turkey's Consulate General in Thessaloniki.
DNA evidence taken from a sock that the group allegedly used to make a Molotov cocktail led investigators to three suspects in the case, Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson said.
Driving near Saar to a friend's house on Friday (nowhere close to a club or a bar), minding my own business, I had to suddenly slam on the breaks as a Molotov cocktail landed squarely in the road less than two metres ahead of me, turning the road itself into an instantaneous inferno.