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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
1910-1915
1910-15; bomb + -er1
Related forms
superbomber, noun
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Examples for bombers
  • But the arguments for keeping the bombers were hotly debated.
  • Zeppelins were used as bombers during world war i, without notable success.
  • bombers have carried armament for defence against enemy aircraft only.
British Dictionary definitions for bombers

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 bombers

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 bombers

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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