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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.]

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]

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]
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.
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
Translations

bazooka

[bəˈzuːkə] Nbazuca f

bazooka

[bəˈzuːkə] nbazooka m

bazooka

nBazooka f, → Panzerfaust f, → Panzerschreck m

bazooka

[bəˈzuːkə] nbazooka m inv
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