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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
1970-1975
1970-75
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Contemporary definitions for car-bomb
verb

to place a bomb in or under a vehicle; also, to use an explosive-filled vehicle to bomb a target

Examples

The State Department published a book for awareness about those who car-bomb.

to attack by putting a bomb in, on, or under a vehicle

Examples

They are starting to see fewer insurgents car-bomb in Iraq.

Word Origin

1983

Usage Note

also car bomb , n., car-bombed , adj.

verb

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