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bomb bay

noun, Aeronautics, Military.
1.
(in the fuselage of a bomber) the compartment in which bombs are carried and from which they are dropped.
Origin of bomb bay
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Even now the bomb-bay doors were opening, armed H-bombs hung above the planet, held in place only by their shackles.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • And he could see that the swirling smoke inside the bomb-bay was tinted by fire.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Half frozen with fear, he stood gaping at the bomb-bay opening down through which the flaming mail bag had just disappeared.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Supposing you hadn't gone back to work the guns, and looked into the bomb-bay?

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Even now, the bomb-bay doors were opening; armed H-bombs hung above the planet, held in place only by their shackles.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • Then, as though still in a trance, Dawson reached out and pushed the button that closed the bomb-bay doors.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen

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