flamethrower

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See also: flame thrower

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Etymology[edit]

From flame +‎ thrower, calque of German Flammenwerfer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (US) /ˈfleɪmˌθɹoʊ.ɚ/, (UK) /ˈfleɪmˌθɹəʊ.ə/

Noun[edit]

flamethrower (plural flamethrowers)

  1. A device that projects a flame for starting fires, and sometimes also additional fuel to help ignition. Used either as a weapon or a tool.

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