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bombsight

[bom-sahyt] /ˈbɒmˌsaɪt/
noun, Military
1.
(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
1915-1920
1915-20; bomb + sight
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bombsight

/ˈbɒmˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a mechanical or electronic device in an aircraft for aiming bombs
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