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

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Most of the victims were young men and women, high school graduates preparing for university entrance exams in the Shiite area's educational center when the bomber walked into the building and blew himself up. Amir Shah, Fox News, "Gunmen besiege Kabul compound as Afghans mourn Shite dead," 16 Aug. 2018 The bomber detonated near a gas station, setting off a large fire. Sayed Salahuddin, BostonGlobe.com, "Spate of attacks in eastern Afghanistan marks push by Islamic State militants," 11 July 2018 The bomber detonated near a gas station, setting off a large fire. Washington Post, "Spate of attacks in eastern Afghanistan marks push by Islamic State militants," 11 July 2018 Russia, on the other hand, is primarily a land power and doesn’t have the large numbers of submarines and bombers that American can boast. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "As a Key Arms-Control Treaty Is Set to Die, Russia Threatens to Target U.S. with New Nukes," 20 Feb. 2019 Jay McBride, a former Special Forces medic, told the newspaper that Barakat Ali Bashar, an Iraqi linguist, sacrificed his life to save a squad of American Special Forces from a suicide bomber’s attack near the Syrian border in Sept. 2007. Fox News, "US Special Forces troops seek visas for family of heroic Iraqi interpreter," 2 Oct. 2018 From the fiery f-bomber Gordon Ramsay, to plate-throwing empire-builders like Joël Robuchon, who has racked up an unparalleled 31 Michelin stars internationally, chefs find that one star can explode into a galaxy. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 That same day, two suicide bombers stormed an education department building in eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 10 people. Washington Post, "Afghan officials: Taliban kill at least 15 troops, 4 police," 12 July 2018 For the latter get-up, the entertainer went back to her Jenny from the Block roots, choosing a fur bomber with puffy, perforated sleeves and a body-hugging sandy-hued leather skirt. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Puts a New York Spin on a French Girl Classic," 12 Dec. 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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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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