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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fleym-throh-er]
    • /ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər/
    • /ˈfleɪmˌθrəʊ.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleym-throh-er]
    • /ˈfleɪmˌθroʊ ər/

Definitions of flamethrower word

  • noun flamethrower a weapon, either mounted or portable, that sprays ignited incendiary fuel for some distance. 1
  • noun flamethrower Agriculture. flame cultivator. 1
  • noun flamethrower A weapon that sprays out burning fuel. 1
  • noun flamethrower weapon that shoots fire 1
  • noun flamethrower a weapon for shooting a stream of flaming gasoline, oil, napalm, etc. 0
  • noun flamethrower A device that projects a flame for starting fires, it may also project additional fuel to help ignition. Used either as a weapon or a tool. 0

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Origin of flamethrower

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20; flame + thrower

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Parts of speech for Flamethrower


flamethrower popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flamethrower usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flamethrower

noun flamethrower

  • pistol — a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.
  • bomb — A bomb is a device which explodes and damages or destroys a large area.
  • sword — a weapon having various forms but consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved blade, sharp-edged on one or both sides, with one end pointed and the other fixed in a hilt or handle.
  • gun — Also called gin rummy. a variety of rummy for two players, in which a player with 10 or fewer points in unmatched cards can end the game by laying down the hand.
  • missile — an object or weapon for throwing, hurling, or shooting, as a stone, bullet, or arrow.

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