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 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 ketch — Ketch Ketch (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. {Ca[ i]que}.] (Naut.) 1. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bomb-ketch — see ↑bomb vessel below. • • • Main Entry: ↑bomb …   Useful english dictionary

  • bomb ketch — noun : a small strongly built ketch having mortars mounted for use in naval bombardments * * * Naut. a ketch rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs. Also called bombard, mortar ketch. [1685 95] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bomb ketch — Naut. a ketch rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs. Also called bombard, mortar ketch. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 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… …   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

  • Ketch — (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. {Ca[ i]que}.] (Naut.) 1. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb vessel — A bomb vessel, bomb ship, bomb ketch, or simply bomb was a type of wooden sailing naval ship. Its primary armament was not cannon (long guns and carronades), but rather mortars mounted forward near the bow. Bomb vessels were specialized ships… …   Wikipedia

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