Meaning of “firebomb” in the English Dictionary

"firebomb" in British English

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firebombnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪə.bɒm/ us /ˈfaɪr.bɑːm/

a bomb that causes destruction by starting a fire rather than exploding:

Rioters armed with firebombs set light to police barricades.
firebomb
verb [ T ] uk us

to damage a place with a firebomb:

Animal rights extremists have threatened to firebomb any stores that stock fur coats.

(Definition of “firebomb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firebomb" in American English

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firebombnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌbɑm/

a bomb that causes a lot of destruction by spreading fire

firebombverb [ T ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌbɑm/

to destroy something using a bomb that causes fire

(Definition of “firebomb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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