pattern bombing

pattern bombing

noun
aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped on a target in a predetermined pattern.
Also called saturation bombing.


Origin:
1935–40

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Main Entry:  pattern bombing
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a technique of systematic aerial bombing in which weapons are dropped in a uniformly distributed pattern; also called saturation bombing
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