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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That’s Spirit of America, an early test aircraft converted to an operational bomber. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a Stealth Bomber Drop Two of World’s Largest Conventional Bombs," 27 Dec. 2018 At least four people, in addition to the bomber, were killed. Hussein Mohamed,, "Militants linked to al Qaeda unleash deadly car bombings in Somalia," 26 Mar. 2018 At least three people, in addition to the bomber, were killed, a police chief said. Hussein Mohamed, New York Times, "Militants Linked to Al Qaeda Unleash Deadly Car Bombings in Somalia," 25 Mar. 2018 On Sunday, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley made a public appeal to the bomber to explain his motivations and reveal himself before any more people got hurt. Dan Frosch, WSJ, "Police Closed In on Austin Bomber After Following Trail of Clues," 21 Mar. 2018 The incident happened hours after the police appealed to the bomber to contact them Sunday. Omar Villafranca, CBS News, ""He's one step ahead": Officials frustrated after latest Austin explosion," 19 Mar. 2018 In addition to the suicide bomber who blew himself up, four other gunmen were shot by security forces. NBC News, "Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan," 24 Jan. 2018 Last week, the administration deployed an aircraft carrier, a bomber task force and other equipment and personnel, citing unspecified threats from Iran. ... Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, "U.S. Embassy Staff to Leave Iraq as Iran Tensions Mount," 15 May 2019 Wednesday’s attack in eastern Kabul took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and other insurgents started a gun battle with security forces in the area, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. Rahim Faiez, The Seattle Times, "US airstrike reportedly kills dozens of Afghan civilians," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bomber

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 How to pronounce bomber (audio) \

Kids Definition of bomber

: an airplane specially made for dropping bombs

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