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bazooka (noun) – A shoulder-held weapon consisting of a long metal smoothbore tube for firing armor-piercing rockets at short range.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Metal tube rocket launcher,” 1942, from name of a junkyard musical instrument used (circa 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.”