pattern bombing
The systematic covering of a target area with bombs uniformly distributed according to a plan.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • pattern bombing — aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped on a target in a predetermined pattern. Also called saturation bombing. Cf. area bombing, precision bombing. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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  • pattern bombing — dropping of bombs uniformly over a wide area according to pre planned positions and distances …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • area bombing — noun an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target • Syn: ↑carpet bombing, ↑saturation bombing • Derivationally related forms: ↑carpet bomb (for: ↑carpet bombing) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • precision bombing — noun : the dropping of aerial bombs by means of a bombsight upon a narrowly defined target (as a ship or factory) especially so as not to straddle or overspread compare area bombing, pinpoint, saturate * * * aerial bombing in which bombs are… …   Useful english dictionary

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