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Meaning of Molotov cocktail

Mo'lotov cock'tail

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a crude incendiary grenade consisting of a bottle filled with a flammable liquid and a wick that is ignited before throwing: used originally for setting fire to enemy tanks during the Spanish Civil War.
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