Definition of bombsight in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈbɒmsʌɪt/


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’.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bomb|sight

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.