Nautical. a ketch-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs.
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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·. […]
strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells: a bombproof shelter. to make bombproof. Contemporary Examples NYPD Gives Fox News Special Protection Kelly Knaub November 30, 2011 Historical Examples Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology Margaret Brown Klapthor My Life In The South Jacob Stroyer “Run To […]
a device for carrying bombs in or under the fuselage of an aircraft. Historical Examples ‘Green Balls’ Paul Bewsher