flamethrower

[fleym-throh-er]
noun
1.
a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance.
2.
Agriculture, flame cultivator.

Origin:
1915–20; flame + thrower

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They died in there from flamethrower attacks, satchel-charge explosions, and suffocation.
Infantry commanders sought napalm for their flamethrower tanks.
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