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A bomb used to start a fire; an incendiary bomb.
v. fire·bombed, fire·bomb·ing, fire·bombs
To attack (a target) with a firebomb.
To launch an attack against a target, using a firebomb.

fire′bomb′er n.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for incendiary6
(tr) to attack with incendiary bombs
ˈfireˌbomber n
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1. an explosive device with incendiary effects.
2. to attack with firebombs.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firebomb - a bomb that is designed to start firesfirebomb - a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
Verb1.firebomb - attack with incendiary bombs; "The rioters fire-bombed the stores"
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
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A. Nbomba f incendiaria
B. VTcolocar una bomba incendiaria en (Aer) → bombardear con bombas incendiarias
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vt [+ building, vehicle, place] → lancer une bombe incendiaire sur
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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia in relation to charges of firebomb attacks on a bus, allegedly by her supporters, that killed eight passengers two years ago, officials said yesterday.
The IDF is continuing its large-scale efforts to battle rock and firebomb terrorism in Judea and Samaria, a military official said on Sunday evening.
WASHINGTON, May 9 (KUNA) -- A Florida man was sentenced to one year and a day in prison on Monday for calling two mosques and threatening to firebomb and shoot their worshippers, the Department of Justice revealed.
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WORCESTER -- A former Fitchburg man was found guilty of arson Tuesday for masterminding a 2013 firebomb attack on a Fitchburg home.
Some 79 people have been killed in the violence, as opposition activists firebomb trucks, buses and cars to try to enforce the blockade.
Terrorists conducted 206 attacks against schools across the Kingdom of Bahrain, using Molotov cocktail firebomb.
A MAN will be sentenced today for the manslaughter of a young girl who perished in a firebomb attack on her Birmingham home four years ago.
<![CDATA[ An Israeli Arab man has been arrested for a firebomb attack on a Jewish city in the Menashe region.]]>
IS it boredom or is it part of some immature mob mentality that a couple had to endure a terrifying ordeal (Couples' Firebomb Terror, News, 04.11.09).
One of the buildings the Trust had hoped to save was the 19th Century two-storey former Co-op building which was wrecked by a firebomb attack in the early hours of June 16, 2008.