noun Date: 1895 an incendiary bomb • firebomb transitive verb

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  • firebomb — ► NOUN ▪ a bomb designed to cause a fire. ► VERB ▪ attack with a firebomb …   English terms dictionary

  • firebomb — [fīr′bäm΄] n. a bomb or missile intended to start a fire; incendiary bomb vt. to attack, damage, or destroy with a firebomb …   English World dictionary

  • Firebomb — may refer to:* Firebombing * Incendiary device * Molotov cocktail * A season 2 episode of the television show Alias …   Wikipedia

  • firebomb — (n.) 1895, from FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.) + BOMB (Cf. bomb) (n.). As a verb, from 1950 as an act of vandalism or terrorism, from 1941 as a military aviation tactic. Related: Firebombed; firebombing …   Etymology dictionary

  • firebomb — UK [ˈfaɪə(r)ˌbɒm] / US [ˈfaɪrˌbɑm] noun [countable] Word forms firebomb : singular firebomb plural firebombs a bomb that is designed to start a fire when it explodes Derived word: firebomb UK / US verb transitive Word forms firebomb : present… …   English dictionary

  • firebomb — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)bɒm[/t]] firebombs, firebombing, firebombed 1) N COUNT A firebomb is a type of bomb which is designed to cause fires. 2) VERB To firebomb a building, vehicle, or place means to set fire to it using a firebomb. [V n] Protestors… …   English dictionary

  • firebomb — 1. noun A weapon that causes fire, an incendiary weapon. A Molotov cocktail is a simple firebomb. 2. verb To attack with a firebomb. The rioters firebombed the p …   Wiktionary

  • firebomb — /fuyeur bom /, n. 1. an explosive device with incendiary effects. v.t. 2. to attack with a firebomb or firebombs. [1895 1900; FIRE + BOMB] * * * …   Universalium

  • firebomb — fire|bomb1 [ˈfaıəbɔm US ˈfaırba:m] n a bomb that makes a fire start burning when it explodes firebomb 2 firebomb2 v [T] to attack a place with firebombs ▪ His home was firebombed by animal rights activists. >firebombing n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • firebomb — n. explosive which ignites on impact v. attack a target using firebomb; use firebombs as weapon …   English contemporary dictionary

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