cluster bomb

a canister that can be dropped from an aircraft and that opens to release a number of small fragmentation explosives over a wide area.

1960–65 Unabridged
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cluster bomb
a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes

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Example sentences
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.
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