Molotov cocktail


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Molotov cocktail

1. A makeshift bomb, usually consisting of a gasoline-filled bottle and a wick, that is ignited before it is thrown at a target. The riot police moved in after the demonstrators started throwing Molotov cocktails.
2. By extension, something that has an explosive or otherwise negative impact on a person or situation. If you say anything negative about school board, it will be a real Molotov cocktail at this dinner party, believe me! His arrest was the Molotov cocktail that brought the whole scandal to light.
See also: cocktail
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Officials searched DeGuzman's bedroom in his parents' house and found a propane bomb, 34 pipe bombs, a backpack containing 19 Molotov cocktails, several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
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The windows and furniture in the youth center were all damaged as a result of the Molotov cocktail attack.
One of riot control vehicles caught fire as protestors threw Molotov cocktail on it.
One of the defendants, aged 18, confessed to pelting the police vehicle with a Molotov cocktail in the attack.
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The officer fired tear gas at the crowd in an attempt to disperse them, but one Molotov cocktail smashed through an opening causing fire to spread inside the vehicle.
The teenager said that he "accidentally" set a nearby farm on fire when a Molotov cocktail he threw at policemen missed its target.