dive-bomb
transitive verb Date: 1935 to bomb from an airplane by making a steep dive toward the target before releasing the bomb • dive-bomber noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dive-bomb — /ˈdaɪv bɒm/ (say duyv bom) –verb (t) 1. Aeronautics to bomb by diving at a steep angle so that the pilot sights the target through the gun sights and releases the bombs just before pulling out. –verb (i) 2. Colloquial to jump into water, as a… …   Australian English dictionary

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