Definition of dirty bomb in English:

dirty bomb

Syllabification: dirt·y bomb

noun

  • A nuclear weapon improvised from radioactive nuclear waste material and conventional explosives.
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    • He also told of a trip to Africa to buy radioactive materials for a dirty bomb from renegade Russians.
    • They fear a hijacked oil tanker could be rigged with explosives or a radioactive dirty bomb could be smuggled ashore in a shipping container.
    • They'll just get the weapons in anyhow, dirty bombs, clean bombs, or blow up one of the 103 nuclear power plants in America.

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