Definition of daisy-cutter in English:
An immensely powerful aerial bomb that derives its destructive power from the mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder with air.
- For the recalcitrants, the hell-on-earth of daisy-cutters, thermobaric bombs and the everlasting half-life of the waste from nuclear detonations.
- And the world will not sit idly by while they flatten the region with daisy-cutters and hyperbolic bombs.
- In the years to come we may well see far more nightmarish things in our military arsenal than bunker-busters and daisy-cutters.
early 20th century: so named because the bomb explodes just above ground level.
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