flame thrower

flame thrower UK [ˈfleɪm ˌθrəʊə(r)] US [ˈfleɪm ˌθroʊər] noun [countable] [singular flame thrower plural flame throwers]
a machine that shoots burning liquid, used either as a weapon or for destroying trees and other plants
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flame thrower, or flame|throw|er «FLAYM THROH uhr», noun.
1. a weapon that throws a stream of burning fuel through the air from the nozzle of a metal tube connected to tanks of fuel and compressed air: »

U.S. marines, landing from 30 helicopters, fought a mock battle against “enemy” strongpoints with flame throwers and satchel charges (Time).

2. a device similar to this, used especially to clear fields infested with weeds or insects; flame cultivator; flame gun.
3. a person who operates either of these.
4. U.S. Slang. a jet plane.
[translation of German Flammenwerfer]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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