transitive verb

Definition of glide-bomb

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to bomb (a target) with a bomb released from a gliding airplane

glide bomb

variants: or less commonly glider bomb

Definition of glide bomb (Entry 2 of 2)

: a bomb fitted with airfoils so that it glides toward its target with or without a guidance system

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History and Etymology for glide-bomb

Transitive verb

glide entry 1 + bomb, verb


glide bomb from glide entry 1 + bomb, noun; glider bomb from glider + bomb, noun

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“Glide-bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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