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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 ).]

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]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

Molotov cocktail

[ˌmɒlətɒfˈkɒkteɪl] Ncóctel m Molotov

Molotov cocktail

Molotov cocktail

[ˈmɒləˌtɒfˈkɒkˌteɪl] n(bottiglia) Molotov f inv
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