bomb·er | \ˈbä-mər \

Definition of bomber 

1 : one that bombs specifically : an airplane designed for bombing

3 : a skilled long-distance shooter in basketball

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In a Rap-A-Lot records bomber and black crop top, Baldwin embraced a summery vibe, letting a pair of denim cutoffs peek out from beneath her oversized jacket. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Ease Into a Comfort Zone With Couple Style," 11 July 2018 The event is to feature 100 aircraft — including jet fighters, a WWII Lancaster bomber and the ceremonial Red Arrows — while below there will be a Feu de Joie, or mass rifle salute. Simon Perry,, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018 In the past year the Chinese armed forces have staged a growing number of exercises near Taiwan, including the flying of bombers and other aircraft around it. The Economist, "A deadline looms in China’s battle with foreign firms over Taiwan," 5 July 2018 Among the beneficiaries are families of suicide bombers and other militants involved in deadly attacks. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Palestinian official slams Trump, Kushner; says 'real estate men' won't solve conflict," 4 July 2018 Among the beneficiaries are families of suicide bombers and other militants involved in deadly attacks. Ilan Ben Zion, The Seattle Times, "Israel law freezes funds for Palestinian attackers’ families," 2 July 2018 Trump said ending the drills would save money, including the cost of flying bombers and other aircraft from Guam. Tracy Wilkinson,, "Under Trump, America's influence in the western Pacific may be on the decline," 29 June 2018 Global Strike Command controls all of the Air Force’s heavy bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. William Langewiesche, The Atlantic, "An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS," 21 June 2018 The case of Oklahoma City bomber and mass murderer Timothy McVeigh is reexamined in the premiere of a new series that looks at notorious cases from the perspective of the lawyers who agreed to represent the defendants. Ellen Gray,, "TV picks: BET Awards, 'Endeavour,' 'GLOW' and more," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of bomber

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bomber was in 1862

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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


bomb·er | \ˈbä-mər \

Kids Definition of bomber

: an airplane specially made for dropping bombs

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