bomb·​sight ˈbäm-ˌsīt How to pronounce bombsight (audio)
: a sighting device for aiming bombs

Examples of bombsight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kermit Beahan, used a Norden bombsight to target the factory. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 29 July 2018 Wartime news reports claimed the highly complex Norden bombsight could hit a pickle barrel from 20,000 feet above. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 29 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bombsight was in 1915

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“Bombsight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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