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cluster bomb

noun
1.
a canister that can be dropped from an aircraft and that opens to release a number of small fragmentation explosives over a wide area.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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Examples for cluster bomb
  • As for the cluster bomb, it turned out to be old scrap.
  • Its chief weapon was the cluster bomb, which breaks into hundreds of smaller explosives that fall indiscriminately over an area.
  • The army said the explosion was caused by a cluster bomb.
British Dictionary definitions for cluster bomb

cluster bomb

noun
1.
a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes
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