car-bomb

car bomb

noun
1.
a bomb placed in a vehicle and wired to explode when the ignition is started, by remote control, or by a timing device.
2.
a vehicle containing explosives detonated by remote control or a timing device.

Origin:
1970–75

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Main Entry:  car-bomb
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to place a bomb in or under a vehicle; also, to use an explosive-filled vehicle to bomb a target
Example:  The State Department published a book for awareness about those who car-bomb.
Etymology:  1983
Usage:  also car bomb, n., car-bombed, adj.
Main Entry:  car-bomb
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to attack by putting a bomb in, on, or under a vehicle
Example:  They are starting to see fewer insurgents car-bomb in Iraq.
Etymology:  by 1983
Usage:  also car-bombed, adj.
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