neutron bomb

noun

Definition of neutron bomb

: a nuclear bomb designed to produce lethal neutrons but less blast and fire damage than other nuclear bombs

Examples of neutron bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just as the books begin to close on Tesla’s challenging second quarter, CEO Elon Musk has dropped what seems to be a neutron bomb on the market. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 23 June 2022 One experiment was to determine how long soldiers could continue to fight after being irradiated by a neutron bomb. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2022 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of neutron bomb

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neutron bomb was in 1959

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Last Updated

11 Jul 2022

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“Neutron bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutron%20bomb. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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