fighter-bomber

noun
fight·​er-bomb·​er | \ ˈfī-tər-ˈbä-mər How to pronounce fighter-bomber (audio) \

Definition of fighter-bomber

: a fighter aircraft fitted to carry bombs and rockets in addition to its normal armament

First Known Use of fighter-bomber

1936, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About fighter-bomber

Time Traveler for fighter-bomber

Time Traveler

The first known use of fighter-bomber was in 1936

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near fighter-bomber

fighter

fighter-bomber

fighter-interceptor

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fighter-bomber

Cite this Entry

“Fighter-bomber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fighter-bomber. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on fighter-bomber

Nglish: Translation of fighter-bomber for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!