Definition of Molotov cocktail in English:

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Molotov cocktail

noun

A crude incendiary device typically consisting of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and with a means of ignition. The production of similar grenades was organized by Vyacheslav Molotov during World War II.
Example sentences
  • In fact, they were throwing Molotov cocktails and hand grenades and firing AK - 47s.
  • They had studied firearms, explosives and tactical training, and learned how to detonate hand grenades, Molotov cocktails and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
  • At least 50 officers were wounded over the weekend when they came under a hail of live rounds, paint bombs, pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, and paving stones, police said.

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Syllabification: Mo·lo·tov cock·tail

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