bomb·​er ˈbä-mər How to pronounce bomber (audio)
: one that bombs
specifically : an airplane designed for bombing
: a skilled long-distance shooter in basketball

Examples of bomber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bomber, a review team official said, did not arrive at Abbey Gate until just before the explosion. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2024 Even if the bomber had not been freed by the Taliban, ISIS-K would still have been able to carry out the bombing, the second official said. Matt Seyler, ABC News, 15 Apr. 2024 One way to view the meteoric growth of women’s college basketball is through the career arc of its current protagonist: Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa’s stone-cold mad bomber. Billy Witz, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 The island, which has long been a focal point of North Korean saber rattling, is home to Andersen Air Force Base, from which the US can launch its B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers across the Indo-Pacific. Brad Lendon, CNN, 30 Mar. 2024 If Russia were to ever launch missiles or bomber jets to strike North America, the shortest path would be over the North Pole. Josh Lederman, NBC News, 16 Mar. 2024 The Kremlin also had Tu-22M3 heavy bombers conduct five flights over the Baltic Sea in 2023, compared with none the previous year. Milda Seputyte,, 7 Mar. 2024 The teenage bomber, who turned 16 this month, is already valued at $11 million, according to Transfermarkt, after two senior appearances (12 minutes in total) off the bench for the Rossoneri. David Ferrini, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 For his spring 2024 Bally debut, Bellotti nodded to the brand’s history as a leather goods house, sending out men and women in copious amounts of leather: bombers, blazers, trenches, even summer dresses. Laura May Todd, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bomber was in 1862

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“Bomber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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bomb·​er ˈbäm-ər How to pronounce bomber (audio)
: one that bombs
especially : an airplane designed for dropping bombs
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