flamethrower


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to flamethrower: napalm

flame·throw·er

 (flām′thrō′ər)
n.
A weapon that projects ignited incendiary fuel, such as napalm, in a steady stream.

flame•throw•er

(ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər)

n.
a device, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
flammekaster
leegiheitja
lángszóró
eldvarpa
flammekaster
eldkastare

flamethrower

[ˈfleɪmˌθrəʊəʳ] Nlanzallamas m inv
References in periodicals archive ?
The update reads: "Perhaps you've seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs,fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items.
Media reports suggest Escobar, 72, is threatening legal action only because his flamethrower and that of Musk's look alike.
Julie Gagne, 48, of the 500 block of South Summit Street, was charged last month with intimidation, cyber stalking and phone harassment, as well as violating her bond in the flamethrower case, authorities said.
As a result, they forced entry into an address and found the stash of weapons, including the home-made flamethrower, various grim-looking knives and guns.
The formidable vehicle has now been fitted with 12 anti-personnel flamethrowers, RT reported.
California [United States], July 30 ( ANI ): If the Flamethrower wasn't exactly your thing, Tesla quietly introduced a limited edition surfboard worth USD 1,500.
Gillard tried to singe his friend's hair with the flamethrower but missed and burned the girl on the leg.
Anyway, this week 1,000 lucky people were invited to Boring HQ to pick up the flamethrowers Musk's team had designed.
This flamethrower is built by a company owned by Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla Motors and Space X, called The Boring Company.
The flamethrower is being sold by the Boring Company, which wants to build a high-speed underground transportation system for pedestrians and is working on a 2.7-mile test tunnel in Los Angeles.
While firearms don't inconvenience the monster much, it doesn't seem to care much for flamethrowers. The film ends with a really cool scene involving a flamethrower, a cluster of dynamite, and two characters slowly freezing to death while warily eyeing each other, uncertain of the other's humanity.
At full blast, the giant lighter becomes more of a funny-looking flamethrower that can probably burn down a house.