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 Last year's celebration involved flyovers by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, B-2 stealth bomber, and F-22 Raptor. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Pentagon: 1,700 troops will support Trump's 4th of July celebration plans," 27 June 2020 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles were stationed on the National Mall, while a B-2 bomber, F-22 fighter jets, and other aircraft flew overhead. Fredrick Kunkle, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Salute to America’ cost double the usual July 4 activities," 26 June 2020 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles were stationed on the Mall, while a B-2 bomber, F-22 fighter jets and other aircraft flew overhead. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ cost double the usual for Fourth of July, GAO says," 25 June 2020 That’s the B-52—a beefy old bomber that dates back to the post-World War II years. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "Inside a training mission with a B-52 bomber, the aircraft that will not die," 24 June 2020 In another project, the wreck of World War II submarine USS Grayback was discovered off Japan last year, 75 years after its sinking by a Japanese bomber. Fox News, "Wreck of patrol boat commanded by JFK during WWII discovered," 12 June 2020 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the underwear bomber, tried but failed to bring down Northwest Flight 253 in 2009. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Gerth: Rand Paul's timing impeccable as he blocks lynching bill during racial unrest," 4 June 2020 Bomber Crew proved pretty popular, a bit like FTL featuring a World War II bomber crew. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Future Games Show finishes off a big not-E3 day with more must-watch game reveals," 13 June 2020 In another project, the wreck of World War II submarine USS Grayback was discovered off Japan last year, 75 years after its sinking by a Japanese bomber. Fox News, "Wreck of patrol boat commanded by JFK during WWII discovered," 12 June 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“Bomber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bomber. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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bomber

noun
How to pronounce bomber (audio)

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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