dive-bomb

verb
\ ˈdīv-ˌbäm How to pronounce dive-bomb (audio) \
dive-bombed; dive-bombing; dive-bombs

Definition of dive-bomb

transitive verb

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

Other Words from dive-bomb

dive-bomber noun

First Known Use of dive-bomb

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dive-bomb was in 1935

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dive-bomb

dive brake

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“Dive-bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dive-bomb. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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dive-bomb

verb

English Language Learners Definition of dive-bomb

: to drop a bomb from an airplane on (something) after approaching it at a sharp or steep angle
: to attack (someone or something) from the air at a sharp or steep angle

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