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bomber

Syllabification: bomb·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbämər
 
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Definition of bomber in English:

noun

1An aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.
Example sentences
  • These forces are a mixture of assets that includes fighters, bombers, and support aircraft.
  • The most ambitious experiment used a large bomber with fighters carried above and below each wing and one under the fuselage on a trapeze.
  • In all, the bombing mission cost the Eighth Air Force 37 heavy bombers and six fighter aircraft.
2A person who plants, detonates, or throws bombs in a public place, especially as a terrorist.
Example sentences
  • A few hours later, a suicide bomber detonated a massive bomb, killing himself and at least three others.
  • Last week saw 23 car bombs, six of which were driven by suicide bombers, detonated throughout the country.
  • Even Liberty, the civil liberty pressure group, accepts a shoot-to-kill policy to protect the public is needed when a suicide bomber looks set to detonate a bomb.
3 informal A cigarette containing marijuana.
Example sentences
  • I was in my neighbourhood in East Van, smoking a big fat bomber, and I had to go to the corner store.
4 short for bomber jacket.
Example sentences
  • Paired with anything from a blazer to a bomber, suddenly old outfits have a whole new summer life to look forward to.
  • While the bomber was huge in the mid-'80s thanks to Top Gun, today's leather bombers are less rugged and more sophisticated.

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