bomb·​let | \ ˈbäm-lət How to pronounce bomblet (audio) \

Definition of bomblet

: a small bomb especially : one of the many small bombs that make up a cluster bomb

Examples of bomblet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the photos shows an unexploded bomblet about the size of a soda bottle on the ground near the front entrance. Michael Biesecker, Erika Kinetz, Beatrice Dupuy, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2022 The clusters would separate during their descent and small parachutes would carry each bomblet to the ground. Brad Lendon And Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 7 Mar. 2020 The bomblets were useful unprotected infantry troops and could knock out a tank or armored vehicle’s treads, weapons, or sensors, disabling it. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Aug. 2019 In January 2018, Moscow claimed that Syrian rebels sent 13 drones against the Russian airbases in the country -- each packed with about 10 bomblets that contained about half a kilogram of high explosives. Tim Lister, CNN, 19 Sep. 2019 The Army concluded that BZ could disable a small military unit in a compact space, and for a time produced stockpiles of volleyball-size BZ bomblets. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, 3 June 2019 The bombs or rockets release their payloads above a target, showering the area below with bomblets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2019 Unfortunately many of the bomblets in such weapons later went on to kill and maim civilians. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2019 Video distributed by Houthi media this month showed drones carrying out surveillance and dropping bomblets on positions on the Red Sea coast. Asa Fitch, WSJ, 8 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of bomblet

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bomblet was in 1907

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“Bomblet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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