Definition of daisy-cutter in English:

daisy-cutter

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noun

informal
  • 1(In sport) a ball hit or bowled so as to roll along the ground.
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    • Some of us can recall when a daisy-cutter was a small, red ball skipping low across the turf, rather than a large black one containing several thousand pounds of penetrative explosives.
    • Clearly Ricky Ponting's hoping McGrath will produce the sort of daisy-cutter that got Vaughan out in the first innings.
  • 2An immensely powerful aerial thermobaric bomb.
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    • For the recalcitrants, the hell-on-earth of daisy-cutters, thermobaric bombs and the everlasting half-life of the waste from nuclear detonations.
    • And the world will not sit idly by while they flatten the region with daisy-cutters and hyperbolic bombs.
    • In the years to come we may well see far more nightmarish things in our military arsenal than bunker-busters and daisy-cutters.

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