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transitive verb

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

glide bomb

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

Word History


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 29 Mar. 2023.

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