What is another word for Molotov Cocktail?

97 synonyms found


[ mˈɒlətˌɒv kˈɒkte͡ɪl], [ mˈɒlətˌɒv kˈɒkte‍ɪl], [ m_ˈɒ_l_ə_t_ˌɒ_v k_ˈɒ_k_t_eɪ_l]

A Molotov Cocktail is a homemade incendiary weapon typically made of a glass bottle filled with a flammable liquid and a wick. This deadly weapon has been used as a tool of protest and terror. However, there are other synonyms used to refer to this explosive weapon. Some synonyms for this weapon include Petrol Bomb, Kerosene Bomb, Firebomb, Gas Bomb, or Anti-tank Grenade. These synonyms all refer to the same homemade explosive device designed to cause destruction and chaos. While the term "Molotov Cocktail" is widely used, these synonyms are also often employed in news reports and discussions.

How to use "Molotov cocktail" in context?

When you hear the term "Molotov Cocktail" it likely brings to mind images of fire and destruction. In reality, the Molotov cocktail is a dangerous but effective weapon used in warfare.

The Soviet Union first developed the Molotov cocktail in the early 1920s as a way to attack tanks. The cocktail consists of a bottle of wine, some fuel oil, and a lit match. When the match is lit, the fuel oil will be vaporized, igniting the wine. This explosion vaporizes the earwax and other food particles in the wine, creating a highly explosive cocktail.

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