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bazooka

Line breaks: ba|zooka
Pronunciation: /bəˈzuːkə
 
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Definition of bazooka in English:

noun

1A short-range tubular rocket launcher used against tanks.
Example sentences
  • We got basic training with rifles, pistols, bazookas, machine guns, hand grenades and hand-to-hand combat.
  • Of course, this budget does not include ammunition for heavy-duty guns such as armored vehicles, tanks, bazookas, bombs, grenades and fire bullets that can annihilate entire villages.
  • This also made effective such rocket weapons as the bazooka and panzerfaust but it was also used to increase the potency of plastic explosives, and even semi-armour-piercing bombs.
2A kazoo shaped like a trumpet.
Example sentences
  • Among the heavy drums he sat and played the bazooka, played the sweet bazooka.
  • James played the bazooka.

Origin

1930s (in sense 2; originally US): apparently from US slang bazoo in the original sense 'kazoo'.

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