dive bombing

noun Military.
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:
1930–35

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dive-bomb

[dahyv-bom]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to attack with or as if with a dive bomber.

Origin:
1930–35

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vb
(tr) to bomb (a target) using or in the manner of a dive bomber

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Example sentences
If you see small birds chasing and dive bombing a larger bird, check to see if the large bird is an owl.
Dart was constantly flying dive bombing and strafing missions and was shot down twice.
Repeated attacks will cease once they know what they are dive bombing is not a threat.
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