Bombardier



Military. the member of a bombing plane crew who operates the bombsight and bomb-release mechanism.
History/Historical, artilleryman.
a snowmobilelike vehicle driven by an internal-combustion engine, equipped with caterpillar tracks at the rear, steered by skis at the front, and designed for travel over snow.
Contemporary Examples

The Catch in “Catch-22” Morris Dickstein September 3, 2011
Behind the Buffalo Crash Clive Irving February 12, 2009
The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day Timothy M. Gay June 5, 2012

Historical Examples

The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery
Servants of the Guns Jeffery E. Jeffery
A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4) William Kirby
Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune Charles James Lever
Harper’s Young People, July 20, 1880 Various

noun
the member of a bomber aircrew responsible for aiming and releasing the bombs
(Brit) a noncommissioned rank below the rank of sergeant in the Royal Artillery
Also called bombardier beetle. any of various small carabid beetles of the genus Brachinus, esp B. crepitans of Europe, which defend themselves by ejecting a jet of volatile fluid
noun
trademark (Canadian) a snow tractor, typically having caterpillar tracks at the rear and skis at the front
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