Molotov Cocktail

(redirected from Molotov cocktails)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

Molotov Cocktail

An explosive consisting of a flammable liquid like gasoline or alcohol contained in a glass bottle. One ignites the cocktail with a makeshift wick placed in the bottle. Molotov cocktails are used when hand grenades or other "formal" weapons are unavailable or unaffordable. For that reason, they may be used in terrorist or paramilitary activities.
References in periodicals archive ?
A Molotov cocktail is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons.
Manama A girls' elementary school has been targeted in the latest Molotov cocktail attack, Bahrain's education ministry has said.
ANKARA, Aug 13, 2010 (TUR) -- Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Drucas phoned Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday to express the sadness of the Greek government over a molotov cocktail attack on Turkey's Consulate General in Thessaloniki.
DNA evidence taken from a sock that the group allegedly used to make a Molotov cocktail led investigators to three suspects in the case, Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson said.
Driving near Saar to a friend's house on Friday (nowhere close to a club or a bar), minding my own business, I had to suddenly slam on the breaks as a Molotov cocktail landed squarely in the road less than two metres ahead of me, turning the road itself into an instantaneous inferno.
A gardener was yesterdayjailed for threatening to blow up a care centre with Molotov cocktails. Christopher Johnson waged a campaign against doctors and care workers who refused to admit him to hospital for treatment for his Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism.
Radical Muslims not only boycotted Danish products, but also attacked the Danish embassy in Tehran with Molotov cocktails, attacked Danish consulates, and rioted in Pakistan.
Al Joseph DeGuzman had amassed pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails and five types of rifles in late 2000--and was arrested only after a photo lab worker saw snapshots of his arsenal and called police.
Molotov cocktails were developed by the Finnish army, which was poorly equipped, to hold back the Soviet tanks.
In dirt trenches and behind cement barricades, they crouched, armed with stones and Molotov cocktails. On the other side of the crossing, which separates the occupied territory of Gaza from Israel proper, the Israeli Army had placed a tank and two armored vehicles.
They were convicted of hurling Molotov cocktails, wooden planks and stones at a police patrol vehicle in Manama on January 23, 2017.
The suspects had confessed having made four Molotov cocktails that they threw at the two Jewish places of worship on the same street.