dive bomber

noun
an airplane of the fighter-bomber type that drops its bombs while diving at the enemy.

Origin:
1935–40

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dive bomber
 
n
a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive

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With heavy machine gun fire they forced the pilot of an attacking dive bomber to release his bomb early.
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