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Definition of Molotov cocktail noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Molotov cocktail

NAmE//ˌmɑlətɔf ˈkɑkteɪl//
, NAmE//ˌmɔlətɔf ˈkɑkteɪl//
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a simple bomb that consists of a bottle filled with gasoline and a piece of cloth in the end that is made to burn just before the bomb is thrown
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