firebomb


noun

  1. an explosive device with incendiary effects.

verb (used with object)

  1. to attack with a firebomb or firebombs.

noun

  1. another name for incendiary (def. 6)

verb

  1. (tr) to attack with incendiary bombs
n.

1895, from fire (n.) + bomb (n.). As a verb, from 1950 as an act of vandalism or terrorism, from 1941 as a military aviation tactic. Related: Firebombed; firebombing.

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