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pattern bombing

noun
1.
aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped on a target in a predetermined pattern.
Also called saturation bombing.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Contemporary definitions for pat tern bombing
noun

a technique of systematic aerial bombing in which weapons are dropped in a uniformly distributed pattern; also called saturation bombing

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