a home-made incendiary device, consisting of a bottle filled with petrol and stoppered with a wick, that is thrown by hand; Molotov cocktail
(transitive) to attack with petrol bombs
[pe-truh-leen] /ˈpɛ trəˌlin/ noun 1. any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are soluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene.
- Petrol engine
noun 1. an internal-combustion engine that uses petrol as fuel
[puh-troh-lee-uh m] /pəˈtroʊ li əm/ noun 1. an oily, thick, flammable, usually dark-colored liquid that is a form of bitumen or a mixture of various hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in various parts of the world and commonly obtained by drilling: used in a natural or refined state as fuel, or separated by distillation into gasoline, naphtha, […]
noun 1. a flammable, low-boiling hydrocarbon mixture produced by the fractional distillation of petroleum, used as a solvent. noun 1. a volatile mixture of the higher alkane hydrocarbons, obtained as a fraction of petroleum and used as a solvent