firebomb firebomb  /ˈfaɪ ər ˌbɑm/


  1. (n) a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
  2. (v) attack with incendiary bombs



  1. This week began with firebomb attacks on synagogues in the suburbs of Paris and Strasbourg.
  2. The hero, Haruki, and the heroine, Machiko, meet on the night of May 24, 1945 during a great B-29 firebomb raid on Tokyo.
  3. Nine people died in the firebomb attack on tourist buses outside the Egyptian Museum the largest attack in Cairo in two years.


  1. Parolee arrested in firebombing of N. Calif. house

    Sacramento County sheriff's officials say a 50-year-old parolee has been arrested after tossing a firebomb into a house.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

  2. Firebomb Attack Suspect Jailed

    A parolee was returned to custody last night after he firebombed an occupied residence in Rio Linda. Billie Cooper, 50, is being held without bail and faces multiple charges
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sacramento Today

  3. Sacto 911: Firebombing suspect booked into jail for Rio Linda arson

    A man was arrested on suspicion of homicide and various other charges for allegedly tossing a firebomb into a Rio Linda home last night.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee


  1. "If (an animal liberation group) saw a plumbing truck going into a research facility, they'd firebomb the plumbing company," said Frankie Trull, president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research. "If they're going to go after the banks and...
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Frankie Trull Source: FOXNews

  2. "There were threats on the phone message recorder -- threats to kill my children, kill my wife, abduct my children, firebomb my home, kill me. And these came, of course, directly, on the phone, on the voice mail, through third parties," Mr....
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Ujjal Dosanjh Source: National Post

  3. "You're damn right when you say I've shown people how to make a firebomb," Coronado said in an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune in July. "I've done my time for my crimes, and I should be able to talk about them."
    on Feb 23, 2006 By: Rod Coronado Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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