fragmentation bomb

fragmentation bomb

noun
a bomb designed to break into many small, high-velocity fragments when detonated.

Origin:
1915–20

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fragmentation bomb

noun
a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles 
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