Entry from US English dictionary
A bomb designed to penetrate deep into the ground or rock before exploding.
- One special munition is called a bunker buster.
- In two debates, for example, Senator Kerry has insisted that he would eliminate the ‘nuclear bunker buster bomb program’ from the United States' arsenal.
- Development will soon start on the TOW bunker buster missile, which will make at least a 24-inch diameter hole in a double reinforced eight-inch concrete wall, and provide a breach point for dismounted infantry to enter a building.
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Syllabification: bun·ker bust·er
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