Definition of bombsight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbämˌsīt/


A mechanical or electronic device used in an aircraft for aiming bombs.
Example sentences
  • An observer leans over the fuselage of an aircraft to use a Mark 1-A bombsight, the first one designed for aircraft use.
  • Toward the end of the war, electronic bombsights, which could aim through clouds, gave American bombers some precision-bombing capability.
  • Then he'd look through the Norden bombsight, bouncing in his seat from the flak bursts, release the bombs and utter ‘bombs away’.

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Syllabification: bomb·sight

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