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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The bomber, retailing for $299.99, is covered in silver sparkles and features hummingbird patches throughout. Colleen Kratofil,, "Feelin' Jovani! RHONY's Luann de Lesseps Designs $299 Cabaret-Inspired Jacket with the Brand," 13 June 2019 An indictment, in 2016, claimed that Khweis volunteered to be a suicide bomber, took religious training, and gave money to the Islamic State. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "America’s ISIS Members Are Coming Home," 11 June 2019 The bomber, Akayed Ullah, who said he was inspired by the Islamic State, was found guilty of federal terrorism charges last year. New York Times, "Times Square Terror Plot: Inspired by Bin Laden, Man Planned Bombing, Officials Say," 7 June 2019 The skiing itself was quality, with 740 acres of terrain, 36 lifts, and a 2,890- foot vertical drop, plus intermediate runs for versatile skiers, blacks for bombers, and plenty of blues for beginners. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Slow Skiing in Japan's Deep North," 11 Oct. 2018 The suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, struck as concert-goers left the Manchester Arena in the northern English city on May 22, 2017. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "U.K. marks one year since deadly attack on Ariana Grande concert in Manchester," 22 May 2018 Montecito students entered a drawing to determine which 15 would travel aboard the bomber, with Walker covering the $450-per-person tariff. Peter Rowe,, "In Ramona, an airplane and an aviator provide living lessons on World War II," 20 Apr. 2018 Akayed Ullah, the Port Authority bomber, immigrated from Bangladesh at age 20 with his parents and siblings after being sponsored by his aunt and uncle, who had won the visa lottery. Jessica Vaughan, National Review, "Bad Dreams on Immigration," 1 Feb. 2018 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

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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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