cluster bomb
noun Date: 1967 a canister of small individual bombs that is dropped from an aircraft

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  • cluster bomb — cluster bombs N COUNT A cluster bomb is a type of bomb which is dropped from an aircraft. It contains a large number of smaller bombs that spread out before they hit the ground …   English dictionary

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  • cluster bomb — n. an aerial bomb that explodes in midair and scatters smaller bombs across a wide area …   English World dictionary

  • Cluster bomb — Ein US amerikanischer B 1 Bomber wirft 30 „Cluster Bomben“ ab Marquardt CBU Mark 20 „Rockeye II” …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cluster bomb — noun bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely • Hypernyms: ↑bomb • Part Meronyms: ↑bomblet …   Useful english dictionary

  • cluster bomb — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cluster bomb : singular cluster bomb plural cluster bombs a bomb dropped from an aircraft that contains a lot of smaller bombs that it sends out over a large area when it explodes …   English dictionary

  • cluster bomb — noun (C) a bomb that sends out smaller bombs when it explodes cluster bomb verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cluster bomb — clus′ter bomb mil a bomb or shell designed to burst in midair and disperse small fragmentation bombs over a wide area • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • cluster bomb — noun Explosive munition designed to explode in the air and release a cluster of smaller explosives, thus spreading the blast over a larger area …   Wiktionary

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