letter bomb

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of letter bomb

: an explosive device concealed in an envelope and mailed to the intended victim

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Definition of letter bomb for English Language Learners

  • : a bomb that is mailed to someone in a letter or package and that explodes when the letter or package is opened


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