A weapon that projects ignited incendiary fuel, such as napalm, in a steady stream.(noun)
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Use "flamethrower" in a sentence
"According to baseball slang, a pitcher who throws with velocity in the mid to upper 90s is known as a "flamethrower" or a "fireballer.""
"To the Japanese and Okinawans, the flamethrower was the most terrifying weapon in the American arsenal."
"Nor may a man own a flamethrower, which is an indiscriminate weapon inappropriate for self-defense."