Definition of letter bomb in English:

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letter bomb

Pronunciation: /ˈledər ˌbäm/


An explosive device hidden in a small package and sent to someone with the intention of harming or killing them.
Example sentences
  • On the letter bomb front, army bomb disposal experts were called on to disarm a letter bomb sent to an unnamed agricultural business and a farm.
  • The identity of the American Unabomber was assisted by the analysis of saliva left on a letter bomb he sent that did not explode.
  • Four weeks ago, a letter bomb addressed to Mr Attwood was sent to the Belfast headquarters of the Policing Board.

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Syllabification: let·ter bomb

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