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 Russia targeted Ukraine’s southern Black Sea regions of Odesa and Mykolaiv with airstrikes Tuesday, hitting private buildings and port infrastructure with missiles fired from long-range bomber aircraft, the Ukrainian military said. Susie Blann, ajc, 26 July 2022 LORAIN COUNTY/Elyria – Aviation enthusiasts flocked to Lorain County Regional Airport July 8-11 to experience the early days of aviation with a ride in the Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT and a look at a B-25 bomber. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 25 July 2022 Meanwhile, 30-1 bomber Irideo won the $100,000 Wickerr Stakes after odds-on favorite Smooth Like Strait was scratched earlier in the morning by trainer Michael McCarthy — possibly with the idea of running in a Grade II stakes on July 31. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2022 In March 1994 the group also planned a suicide bombing attack in Bangkok, but the suicide bomber got cold feet and abandoned the mission. New York Times, 22 July 2022 Now the company is launching a lightweight but bomber bed rack. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 16 July 2022 Strategic assets can typically include aircraft carriers, long-range bomber aircraft or missile submarines. Reuters, CNN, 26 June 2022 Tamimi, who chose the target and guided the bomber there, was arrested weeks later and sentenced by Israel to 16 life sentences. Josef Federman, ajc, 10 July 2022 The result is a plane that, at least in concept art, often looks like a cross between a wide-bodied passenger jet and the B-2A Spirit stealth bomber. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 9 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bomber

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jul 2022

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

Kids Definition of bomber

: an airplane specially made for dropping bombs


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