flying bomb


chiefly British

Examples of flying bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the time the Germans were launching buzz bombs, or V-1 flying bombs, which would nose-dive into the ground with about a ton of TNT. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 The Jaguar, on fire and laden with fuel, was a flying bomb. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 July 2019 Some speculated the plane was stolen as part of an insurance scam, or perhaps taken by terrorists who planned to use it as a flying bomb, but the truth remains unknown. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, 13 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flying bomb was in 1944

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“Flying bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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