bomber

noun
bomb·​er | \ ˈbä-mər How to pronounce bomber (audio) \

Definition of bomber

1 : one that bombs specifically : an airplane designed for bombing
3 : a skilled long-distance shooter in basketball

Examples of bomber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The horizontal airfoil surface of the tail group is about the size of the wing of a small bomber. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2021 In 2004, the skeleton of an Army Air Forces B-24 bomber also was identified near Palau. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2021 All of the aforementioned projects contribute to recapitalization of the nation’s aging nuclear force, as do upgrades of the B-52 bomber and space initiatives. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 28 May 2021 On a green telephone, schoolchildren can listen to recordings of the bomber chatting with Springborn. Jeff Maysh, The New Yorker, 18 May 2021 Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. Dave Collins, courant.com, 13 Apr. 2021 Board members also suggested that better oversight might have prevented the 2019 Connecticut crash of a World War II-era bomber that killed seven people and the 2016 crash of a hot air balloon in Texas that killed the pilot and all 15 passengers. David Koenig, ajc, 24 Mar. 2021 Board members also suggested that better oversight might have prevented the 2019 Connecticut crash of a World War II-era bomber that killed seven people and the 2016 crash of a hot air balloon in Texas that killed the pilot and all 15 passengers. David Koenig, Star Tribune, 23 Mar. 2021 Investigators on Monday were hunting for a motive behind the Christmas morning blast that shook downtown Nashville, taking the life of the bomber and leaving behind a tangle of debris and questions. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bomber

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2021

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“Bomber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bomber. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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bomber

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bomber

: a military aircraft designed for dropping bombs
: a person who takes a bomb to a place so that it will explode there : a person who bombs a place

bomber

noun
bomb·​er | \ ˈbä-mər How to pronounce bomber (audio) \

Kids Definition of bomber

: an airplane specially made for dropping bombs

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