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bazooka,

in warfare, portable, lightweight metal tube from which rockets are launched, usually operated by two men. It is used by infantry as an antitank weapon and also for attacking pillboxes and bunkers. In general, the bazooka is a short-range weapon with low accuracy; however, it gives the individual soldier the means of destroying heavily armored vehicles and fortified positions. An American invention, it was widely used in World War II—first by the Allies and later by the Germans—and in the Korean War by the UN forces. Since then, bazookas have largely been replaced by recoilless rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, antitank missiles, and other weapons. In modern warfare, the first major use of the rocket as a weapon was in the bazooka. See rocketrocket,
any vehicle propelled by ejection of the gases produced by combustion of self-contained propellants. Rockets are used in fireworks, as military weapons, and in scientific applications such as space exploration.
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bazooka

[bə′zü·kə]
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Popular name applied to the 2.36-inch (60-millimeter) rocket launcher.
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Division Two: Billingham FC v Norton Unicorn FC, Blytheholme FC v St Mary's College FC, Eaglescliffe Bazookas FC v Thornaby Roundel FC, Norton Red Lion FC v Fairfield Sports And Social Club FC, Rimswell FC v Eaglescliffe FC, Thornaby Aerodrome Club v Thornaby Sports And Leisure FC.
He said: "One individual's EUR100 ring that has ceremonial significance might be another individual's EUR200,000 to EUR300,000 'diamond bazooka'."
His colleague Dr James Reilly, who has taken a bazooka to the health service, is another minister who is out of touch with the realities of living on Austerity Island.
Division Two: Eaglescliffe Bazookas 2 Thornaby Aerodrome Club 0; Eaglescliffe 4 (Adam Burton, David Lipthorpe, James Riggall, Robert McIlroy) The Oxbridge 1; Norton Red Lion 5 (Aiden Cattermole, Christian Selby, Ross Burdon, Ryan Watson 2) Thornaby Sports and Leisure 2; Norton Unicorn 1 Billingham 6 (Adam Wilson, Andrew Cooper, Daniel Fordy, Lloyd Cooper, Matthew Willshaw 2); Rimswell 1 (Curtis Howden) Blytheholme 5 (Allan Hamilton, Ryan Brown, Shaun Clarke 2, Shaun Hough); St Mary's College 4 Thornaby Roundel 3.
Thornaby Sports & Leisure also enjoyed a 6-2 win at The Oxbridge and Billingham won 5-3 away to Eaglescliffe Bazookas.
The Oxbridge and Blytheholme shared six goals, while Eaglescliffe Bazookas had a 3-1 win at home to Norton Unicorn RESULTS Premier Division: Hardwick Social Club 8 Billingham Cons 0; Norton George & Dragon 6 (Christopher Burton, Jake Marron 2, Joe Carter, Nathan Mohun 2) South Bank AFC 1 (Anthony Barnes).
Big bazookas aren't all they're cracked up to be - it makes finding clothes harder, you get back pain and men never stop ogling them!
Elsewhere, The Oxbridge defeated Rimswell 3-2, Billingham enjoyed a 4-1 home win against Blytheholme, Thornaby Aerodrome Club had a 5-0 win at Norton Unicorn and Thornaby Sports & Leisure and Eaglescliffe Bazookas shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
A hat-trick from Curtis Howden gave Rimswell passage to the second round of the Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy at the expense of Eaglescliffe Bazookas.
Fairfield won for the second week in a row against Bazookas - this time influential Chris Johnson added to his two goals last week by hitting an hat-trick and further goals from Lamb, Hayes and two goals from Luke Spence made it seven.
Division Two: Eaglescliffe Bazookas 2 Fairfield Sports & SC 6 (Melville, Johnson 2, Horsley 3); Norton Red Lion 3 (Watson, Watson 2) Eaglescliffe 0; St Mary's College 3 (Lynch, Lidster, Mackey) Blytheholme 2 (Hamilton, Brown); The Oxbridge 10 (Brownless 2, Oswald, Bradley, Lewis Oswald, Smith, Davies, Gibson, Massingham 2) Norton Unicorn 0; Thornaby Aerodrome Club 3 (Allison, McNamee, Webb) Billingham 0; Thornaby Sports and Leisure 1 Thornaby Roundel 4 (Jobson, Riley, Campbell, Delmer).
POTATOES have been turned into a deadly weapon by teenagers firing them from home-made bazookas.