WBW #11

bazooka

ORIGIN: from bazooka, a crude musical instrument made of pipes and a funnel and used by Bob Burns †1956 American comedian, probably from bazoo

DEFINITION: a light, portable usually crew-served shoulder weapon consisting of an open-breech smooth-bore firing tube used especially to launch armor-piercing rockets

SENTENCE: Joe gave a toy bazooka to each child at a military-themed birthday party.

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