Definition of firebomb in English:
A bomb designed to cause a fire.
- He said his family had suffered for years from a vendetta, which resulted in a catalogue of damage to his home and garden, including graffiti, firebombs, ballbearings fired through patio windows and his caravan being set on fire
- Dozens of protesters threw stones and firebombs and occasionally fired guns.
- The army said soldiers fired in response to an anti-tank missile and several firebombs.
verb[with object] Back to top
Attack or destroy (something) with a bomb which causes a fire: he suspects that someone firebombed his business
More example sentences
- A couple whose restaurant was firebombed in a racist attack on February 1 found that the window of their newly-renovated Chinese restaurant had been smashed in the early hours of July 19.
- Opposition party offices have been firebombed; journalists and vendors of independent newspapers have been attacked.
- It's the second time this year that the Chinese restaurant has been targeted - the business was firebombed in January.
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