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dive bombing

noun, Military
1.
a technique of bombing in which the bomb load is released when the aircraft is in a steep dive, usually at an angle of 60 degrees or more from horizontal.
Origin of dive bombing
1930-1935
1930-35

dive-bomb

[dahyv-bom] /ˈdaɪvˌbɒm/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to attack with or as if with a dive bomber.
Origin
1930-35
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  • One of our missions was a dive bombing run on some factories in France.

  • The lst weeks of our training here at Oakland were formation, gunnery, dive bombing, and simulated aerial attacks.

British Dictionary definitions for dive bombing

dive-bomb

verb
1.
(transitive) to bomb (a target) using or in the manner of a dive bomber
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