dive-bombing

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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