Molotov cocktailMolotov cocktail
a crude grenade consisting of a bottle filled with gasoline, etc. and wrapped in a saturated rag or plugged with a wick: it is ignited and hurled
Origin of Molotov cocktailafter Molotov
A makeshift bomb made of a breakable container filled with flammable liquid and provided with a usually rag wick that is lighted just before being hurled.
Origin of Molotov cocktailTranslation of Finnish Molotovin koktaili afterVyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov ( so called because Finnish soldiers used such bombs against Soviet tanks during the 1939-1940 Soviet invasion of Finland, which began after Molotov announced Soviet demands for the annexation of certain Finnish territories )