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 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020 The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of lower-income working people. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 7," 12 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of neutron bomb

1959, in the meaning defined above

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25 Mar 2021

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“Neutron bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutron%20bomb. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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neutron bomb

noun

English Language Learners Definition of neutron bomb

: a nuclear bomb that releases very large amounts of radiation

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