- 1A rank of non-commissioned officer in certain artillery regiments, equivalent to corporal.More example sentences
- Equivalent ranks in the Royal Artillery are lance-bombardier and bombardier, harking back to the ancient rank of bombardier, a species of trained artilleryman.
- Mr Hornby, a bombardier in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War, was ordered on a perilous mission while acting as a dispatch rider in Italy.
- Harold Ings, 86, a bombardier with the Royal Artillery was one of the soldiers whose unit was surrounded by Germans in occupied France.
- 2A member of a bomber crew in the US air force responsible for aiming and releasing bombs.More example sentences
- After World War II begins, Zinn decides to enlist in the Air Force as a bombardier even though his navy yard job would have provided an exemption.
- Here we were subjected to another physical and now had to take a battery of tests to determine whether we would be pilots, navigators or bombardiers.
- Rather, the aircraft dropped it as a normal bomb, then the bombardier guided its steep descent by radio remote control.
mid 16th century (denoting a soldier in charge of a bombard, an early form of cannon): from French, from Old French bombarde 'cannon' (see bombard).
More definitions of bombardierDefinition of bombardier in:
- The US English dictionary