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fighter-bomber

[fahy-ter-bom-er] /ˈfaɪ tərˈbɒm ər/
noun, Military
1.
an aircraft that combines the functions of a fighter and a bomber.
Origin of fighter-bomber
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • In 1973 there were six fighter-bomber, twelve fighter-interceptor, and three reconnaissance squadrons.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The fighter-bomber squadrons use the MiG-17, an aircraft that is obsolescent but that performs well in a ground support role.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for fighter-bomber

fighter-bomber

noun
1.
a high-performance aircraft that combines the roles of fighter and bomber
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