skip bomb
transitive verb Date: 1943 to attack by releasing delayed-action bombs from a low-flying airplane so that they skip along a land or water surface and strike a target

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  • skip-bomb — verb attack with delayed release bombs • Hypernyms: ↑bombard, ↑bomb • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * /skip bom /, v.t. Mil. to attack (a target) by skip bombing. [1940 45] * * * skip bomb «SKIHP BOM», transitive verb, intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • skip-bomb — /skip bom /, v.t. Mil. to attack (a target) by skip bombing. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • skip bomb — transitive verb : to attack by releasing delayed action bombs from a low flying airplane near and parallel to the surface especially so that they skip along the surface and strike the target …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Skip bombing — [ B 25J illustrating skip bombing against a tanker, the bombs skip twice before impact.] Skip bombing was a low level bombing technique refined for use against Imperial Japanese Navy warships and transports by Major William Benn of the 63rd… …   Wikipedia

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  • skip bombing — A method of aerial bombing in which a bomb is released from such a low altitude that it slides or glances along the surface of the water or ground and strikes the target at or above water level or ground level. See skip distance (ii) …   Aviation dictionary

  • skip distance — i. The minimum distance between the transmitting station and the point at which the reflected sky wave touches the surface of the earth the first time. Within this distance, no sky wave reception is possible. For a given frequency, the skip… …   Aviation dictionary

  • skip bombing — bombing, as by a low flying plane, carried out so that each bomb, when released, skips along the surface below before striking the target. * * * skip bombing, a method of precision bombing in which an airplane flies just above the water toward a… …   Useful english dictionary

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