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If you want to fight against a declining trend, you've got to have a much bigger bazooka.
David Miliband

Meaning of "bazooka" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BAZOOKA

Named after a pipe instrument invented by Bob Burns (1896–1956), American comedian.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BAZOOKA

bazooka  [bəˈzuːkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAZOOKA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bazooka is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BAZOOKA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bazooka

Bazooka

Bazooka is the common name for a man-portable recoilless antitank rocket launcher weapon, widely fielded by the United States Army. Also referred to as the "Stovepipe", the innovative bazooka was among the first-generation of rocket propelled anti-tank weapons used in infantry combat. Featuring a solid rocket motor for propulsion, it allowed for high-explosive anti-tank warheads to be delivered against armored vehicles, machine gun nests, and fortified bunkers at ranges beyond that of a standard thrown grenade or mine. The Bazooka also fired a HESH round, effective against buildings and tank armour. The universally-applied nickname arose from the M1 variant's vague resemblance to the musical instrument called a "bazooka" invented and popularized by 1930s U.S. comedian Bob Burns. During World War II, German armed forces captured several bazookas in early North African and Eastern Front encounters and soon reverse engineered their own version, increasing the warhead diameter to 8.8 cm and widely issuing it as the Raketenpanzerbüchse "Panzerschreck".

Definition of bazooka in the English dictionary

The definition of bazooka in the dictionary is a portable tubular rocket-launcher that fires a projectile capable of piercing armour: used by infantrymen as a short-range antitank weapon.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BAZOOKA


blucher
ˈbluːkə
euchre
ˈjuːkə
farruca
fəˈruːkə
involucre
ˈɪnvəˌluːkə
kanuka
ˈkɑːnuːkə
Luca
ˈluːkə
lucre
ˈluːkə
manuka
ˈmɑːnuːkə
melaleuca
ˌmɛləˈluːkə
motuca
məʊˈtuːkə
noctiluca
ˌnɒktɪˈluːkə
nucha
ˈnjuːkə
palooka
pəˈluːkə
pooka
ˈpuːkə
puker
ˈpjuːkə
sambuca
sæmˈbuːkə
snooker
ˈsnuːkə
taluka
tɑːˈluːkə
verruca
vɛˈruːkə
Yokosuka
ˌjəʊkəʊˈsuːkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAZOOKA

bayonet
bayonet bulb
bayonet charge
bayonet drill
bayonet fitting
bayonet point
bayonet practice
bayonet socket
bayonet-fitting bulb
bayonetted
bayonetting
Bayonne
bayou
Bayreuth
baywood
bayyan
bazaar
bazar
bazoo
bazooms

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAZOOKA

aka
Alaska
Asoka
Fukuoka
hoka
hooka
Hrvatska
judoka
ka
marka
Nebraska
oka
Osaka
polka
Polska
Shizuoka
ska
Sri Lanka
taka
talooka

Synonyms and antonyms of bazooka in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bazooka» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAZOOKA

Find out the translation of bazooka to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bazooka from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bazooka» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

火箭筒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bazooka
570 millions of speakers

English

bazooka
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

bazooka
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بازوكا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

базука
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bazooka
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ট্যাংকবিধ্বংসী ক্ষেপনাস্ত্র নিক্ষেপের হালকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bazooka
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bazooka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bazooka
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バズーカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바주카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bazooka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bazooka
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏவுகணைத் துப்பாக்கியை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बझूका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bazuka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bazooka
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bazooka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

базука
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bazooka
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπαζούκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bazooka
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bazooka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bazooka
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bazooka

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAZOOKA»

The term «bazooka» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.365 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAZOOKA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bazooka» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bazooka» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bazooka

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2 QUOTES WITH «BAZOOKA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bazooka.
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Jack Black
I think of myself as an entertainment arsenal. Like I have my acting bazooka and my music machete. And you don't know what I'm going to come at you with.
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David Miliband
If you want to fight against a declining trend, you've got to have a much bigger bazooka.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAZOOKA»

Discover the use of bazooka in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bazooka and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bazooka Joe and His Gang
This first-ever compilation celebrates these iconic mini-comics recognized the world over, and includes extensive essays by Talley Morse, Nancy Morse, Kirk Taylor, R. Sikoryak, Bhob Stewart, and Jay Lynch, as well as a profile of Wesley ...
The Topps Company, 2013
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The Bazooka
Featuring specially drawn colour artwork, this engaging study tells the story of the bazooka, which set the standard for future light anti-tank weapons and their ammunition, and was a key influence on anti-tank tactics and techniques in the ...
Gordon L. Rottman, 2012
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Bazooka: How to Build Your Own
If you get a bang out of the flash and thud of an explosion and are intrigued by soft munitions, propellants and weapons, why not build your own bazooka?
Anthony Lewis, 1993
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Biotechnological Approaches for Pest Management and ...
(A) Rearing stem borer larvae on artificial diet, and (B) infestation of sorghum seedlings using Bazooka applicator. (CIMMYT) for infesting the maize plants with the neonate larvae (Mihm, 1982). This technique has been used effectively with ...
Hari C Sharma, 2008
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Julia and the Bazooka
Originally published: London: Owen, 1970.
Anna Kavan, 2009
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2010 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards
33 1959 Bazooka .............................. 34 1960 Bazooka .............................. 34 1961 Bazooka .............................. 35 1962 Bazooka . ... 35 1958 Bazooka “My Favorite Team” Patches ...................................... 34 1971 Bazooka Numbered Set...... 38 1959 ...
Don Fluckinger, 2009
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The Fraudulent Fiance or Saving Grace
Its pilot wanted no part of any further action - not with a bazooka expert now involved in the fray. The recently married couple's embrace finally released, and with Tess's head still spinning, she continued to lie in Jack's arms. But he now looked ...
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Gold Miner 49 er Book 2
New Gould-Bazooka design I decided to completely re-design the system. I got rid of the Power Jet on the rear of the Bazooka and used a Suction Nozzle. I installed a 5-foot length of Suction Hose to the input of the dredge between the Suction ...
Reggie Gould, 2006
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Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards
Bazooka. 19 Bob Aspromonte 10.00 5.00 3.00 20 Joe Christopher 10.00 5.00 3.00 21 Jim Bunning 25.00 12.50 7.50 Panel (8) 75.00 37.50 22.50 22 Jim Fregosi 10.00 5.00 3.00 23 Bob Gibson 30.00 15.00 9.00 24 Juan Marichal 25.00 12.50 ...
Staff of Sports Collectors Digest, 2012
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Ban the Humorous Bazooka
This book includes some provocative, new ideas about what it takes to innovate a corporate environment.
Mark Henry Sebell, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAZOOKA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bazooka is used in the context of the following news items.
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China's Bazooka Fails to Overwhelm
China's stock market bailout probably won't work. A bigger question is why the country's leaders felt the need to do it in the first place. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
China Stocks: Beijing's Bazooka Fails to Impress, Shanghai Down …
Well, so much for Beijing putting a stop to China's stock rout – the Shanghai Composite is down 2.8% in Tuesday morning trade and reversed ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
3
Strip club owner says church's complaint has delayed opening in …
Newport News, Va. – Michael Dickinson is trying to get the doors to Bazooka Showgirls in Newport News open, but he says he has run into a ... «wtkr.com, Jul 15»
4
Scouting Reports for Washington Nationals Prospects in the 2015 …
Giolito generates headlines with the surgically-repared bazooka hanging off his right shoulder, but Turner's notoriety is a combination of his ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
5
Can the Eurozone Withstand a Grexit?
... Monetary Transactions program (OMT), the European Central Bank's monetary bazooka, which recently overcame its last legal constraints. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities
In fact, a Bazooka-for-all policy may have the opposite effect. Scientists have studied the cognitive and emotional impact of gum since the early ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Late For Work 7/6: Police Hunting Down Joe Flacco Look-Alike
It looks more like a bazooka. Sheesh! You don't get more country than Gillmore, and this engagement suits him perfectly. Love it. .@HayTrey3 ... «BaltimoreRavens.com, Jul 15»
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Live Coverage | Another Possible Hurdle for Greece: European …
Known at the time of its founding as “the bazooka,” the bailout fund can lend up to 500 billion euros, or about $555 billion. After Greece's last bailout agreement ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Police add insult to injury after mugging
I can't imagine walking up to that door as a black female rape victim, or a recent immigrant, or a domestic abuse survivor and having Bazooka ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
10
Shanghai Saved? Now Hong Kong Feels The Pain, Down 3.2%
Beijing fired its policy bazooka over the weekend and it appears to have hit its target. There would have been a collective sigh of relief among ... «Barron's, Jul 15»

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