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[bom-er] /ˈbɒm ər/
Military. an airplane equipped to carry and drop bombs.
a person who drops or sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism or sabotage.
Origin of bomber
1910-15; bomb + -er1
Related forms
superbomber, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bomber
  • Incidentally, it also would be the rhetoric of a bomber.
  • Every time you detain someone at a checkpoint, another bomber is born.
  • Of course they rush this equipment into use to prevent terror after staging the crotch bomber case.
  • At the same time, the suicide bomber walked in and began shooting.
  • Suicide bomber blows up complimentary breakfast buffet.
  • Beginners and advanced riders will instantly find that this all mountain bomber will launch you to new levels.
  • The bomber boards his or her plane and the accomplices continue on their way.
  • We had a shoe bomber, so ever since then we've been taking off our shoes.
  • Once the bomber admirals are dead, the clamor for a new bomber will die out, too.
  • The second suicide bomber survived and ran down to the nearby river, where he was killed.
British Dictionary definitions for bomber


a military aircraft designed to carry out bombing missions
a person who plants bombs
(navy, slang) a Polaris submarine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bomber

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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+)



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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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