Share this entry

bombardier
American English: /ˌbɑmbə(r)ˈdɪr/
British English: /ˌbɒmbəˈdɪə/

Translation of bombardier in Spanish:

noun

(Military)
  • 1.1
    (American English)
    1.2 (UK rank)
    cabo (masculine) de artillería
    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.

Definition of bombardier in:

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.