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smoke bomb

noun
1.
a bomb that produces a continuous discharge of smoke rather than an explosion, used to mark a target for aerial attack, indicate wind direction, produce a smoke screen, etc.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for smoke bomb
  • The pilot could also mark the sub's position with a smoke bomb.
  • In such cases, the chamber operator can use a smoke bomb or other device in an effort to determine the areas of leakage.
  • Held that the student ignited a smoke bomb in the stairwell of the school.
  • Police examined the device, which turned out to be a nonlethal smoke bomb.
  • The injection is accomplished by placing a smoke bomb in the storm sewer manhole below ground and forcing air after it.
  • The perpetrators also threw a smoke bomb into the kindergarten, which did not ignite.
British Dictionary definitions for smoke bomb

smoke bomb

noun
1.
a device that emits large quantities of smoke when ignited
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