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bomber

[bom-er] /ˈbɒm ər/
noun
1.
Military. an airplane equipped to carry and drop bombs.
2.
a person who drops or sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism or sabotage.
Origin of bomber
1910-1915
1910-15; bomb + -er1
Related forms
superbomber, noun
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  • As one of the boys in the bomber crew had been hit in the knee by flak, he had it all wrapped up in bloody cloths.

  • He could not make them out, but he knew the ship was a bomber returning from Huls.

  • Dawson wasn't sure, but he thought he could feel the bomber shake and tremble as each new burst of bullets tore into it.

  • But if they can pick up motors by the spark-waves, the bomber knows all about it.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • If Im to work with radio, I may be sent up as a radioman for a bomber.

British Dictionary definitions for bomber

bomber

/ˈbɒmə/
noun
1.
a military aircraft designed to carry out bombing missions
2.
a person who plants bombs
3.
(navy, slang) a Polaris submarine
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Word Origin and History for bomber
n.

"one who throws bombs," 1915, agent noun from bomb (v.). As a type of military aircraft, from 1917.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bomber

blue bomb

noun phrase

A tablet of Halcion2 ,a sleeping pill: ''Time for a blue bomb,'' he announces before naps (1980s+)

bomber

noun

A crude cocktail: The kids had been chugging ''bombers''—a mixture of liquors, wine and beer (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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