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airburst

[air-burst] /ˈɛərˌbɜrst/
noun
1.
the explosion of a bomb or shell in midair.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; air1 + burst
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  • Two were airburst detonations, two were explosions under water, and three were ground surface explosions.
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airburst

/ˈɛəˌbɜːst/
noun
1.
the explosion of a bomb, shell, etc, in the air
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