bombsight

bombsight

[bom-sahyt]
noun Military.
(in an aircraft) an instrument for aiming bombs at a target, especially a device that can assume complete control of the aircraft during a bombing run, can automatically compensate for speed, winds, etc., and can guide the release of bombs for maximum accuracy in striking the target.

Origin:
1915–20; bomb + sight

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bombsight (ˈbɒmˌsaɪt)
 
n
a mechanical or electronic device in an aircraft for aiming bombs

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