(chem) a device for determining heats of combustion by igniting a sample in a high pressure of oxygen in a sealed vessel and measuring the resulting rise in temperature: used for measuring the calorific value of foods
General Science Bertha M. Clark
Nautical. a ketch-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs. Historical Examples Ancient and Modern Ships. George C. V. Holmes
a harpoon fitted with an explosive head. Historical Examples Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster
the total load of bombs carried by an airplane, usually expressed in terms of their total weight.
Military. a projectile, formerly usually spherical, filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a fuze, by impact, or otherwise, now generally designed to be dropped from an aircraft. any similar missile or explosive device used as a weapon, to disperse crowds, etc.: a time bomb; a smoke bomb. Also called volcan·ic bomb·. […]