air-fuel bomb


Definition of air-fuel bomb

: a device that ignites an aerosolized fuel (such as gasoline) to produce a large explosion The United States military developed several types of air-fuel bombs to clear minefields and burn enemy gear.— William J. Broad, New York Times, 18 Sept. 2001

called also fuel-air bomb

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Air-fuel bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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