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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BAZOOKA

Ned closed his hand on the tube of the bazooka and it was so much old drainpipe.

It was the eighth missile from the bazooka which ended the battle.

"Bazooka shells ought to discourage anything," Davis said in an icy voice.

The cab started with a cough and a roar, and shot out of the terminal like a bazooka shell.

WORD ORIGIN

"metal tube rocket launcher," 1942, from name of a junkyard musical instrument used (c.1935) as a prop by U.S. comedian Bob Burns (1896-1956); extension of bazoo, slang for "mouth" or "boastful talk" (1877), probably from Dutch bazuin "trumpet."

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nounweaponry or military unit
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