Definition of car bomb in English:

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car bomb


A bomb concealed in or under a parked car, used especially by terrorists.
Example sentences
  • According to one account, they used a car bomb and hand grenades to gain entry.
  • On Sunday, two roadside bombs and a car bomb targeted US troops in three separate strikes.
  • Blood and carnage are everywhere but this is no battle field scene, result of a U-boat attack or the aftermath of a terrorist car bomb.


(car-bomb) [with object] Attack with a car bomb: in 1983 the American Embassy was car-bombed
More example sentences
  • This operation sounds like a well-planned piece of strategy, whereby the US forces were lured to Haifa Street by the mortar fire precisely so that they could be car-bombed and attacked.
  • In recent years the US has had three of its ambassadors murdered, and 49 people were killed when the embassy in Beirut was car-bombed in 1983.
  • AFP reports that on Thursday, in addition to the two bombings at the Ministry of the Interior, guerrillas car-bombed a police station in Baquba and killed 3 US soldiers.


car bomber

Example sentences
  • The job: driving a truck; the danger: avoiding getting killed or injured by a roadside bomb, a rocket, small-arms fire, or a suicide car bomber.
  • A suicide car bomber blew himself up yesterday near an Islamic shrine, killing five Iraqis in the latest attack on Shiite Muslim pilgrims marking a major religious holiday.
  • A suicide car bomber wounded 58 US soldiers and three Iraqis yesterday when he charged the gates of a US military base and blew up his vehicle as troops opened fire.

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