dive-bomb

verb

dive-bombed; dive-bombing; dive-bombs

transitive verb

: to bomb from an airplane by making a steep dive toward the target before releasing the bomb
dive-bomber noun

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dive-bomb was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Dive-bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dive-bomb. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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