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petrol bomb

noun [C] uk   us  
a bottle filled with petrol or other liquid fuel, with a piece of cloth in its top, that is set on fire and thrown: The rioters were throwing petrol bombs.
petrol-bomb
verb [T] uk   /ˈpet.rəl.bɒm/ us    /-bɑːm/
Translations of “petrol bomb”
in Korean 화염병…
in Arabic زُجاجة مولوتوف…
in Portuguese coquetel Molotov…
in Catalan còctel Molotov…
in Japanese 火炎びん, ガソリン爆弾…
in Italian bomba incendiaria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汽油彈,燃燒彈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汽油弹,燃烧弹…
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