Bomb chest
Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See {Shell}. [1913 Webster]

3. A bomb ketch. [1913 Webster]

{Bomb chest} (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by its explosion.

{Bomb ketch}, {Bomb vessel} (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also {mortar vessel}.

{Bomb lance}, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used in whale fishing.

{Volcanic bomb}, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape. ``I noticed volcanic bombs.'' --Darwin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bomb chest — Chest Chest (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki sth. Cf. {Cist}, {Cistern}.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb — Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb ketch — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb lance — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb vessel — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chest — (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki sth. Cf. {Cist}, {Cistern}.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913 Webster] Heaps of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chest of drawers — Chest Chest (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki sth. Cf. {Cist}, {Cistern}.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb — 1. old car; 2. jump into water with the knees tucked into the chest and the arms clasped about the knees, with the intent of making a large splash, especially to annoy nearby swimmers; 3. something/somebody cool; 4. fail a test, exam, etc.; 5.… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bomb — Australian Slang 1. old car; 2. jump into water with the knees tucked into the chest and the arms clasped about the knees, with the intent of making a large splash, especially to annoy nearby swimmers; 3. something/somebody cool; 4. fail a test,… …   English dialects glossary

  • Volcanic bomb — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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