skip bomb

skip bombed; skip bombing; skip bombs

Definition of skip bomb

transitive verb

: to attack by releasing delayed-action bombs from a low-flying airplane so that they skip along a land or water surface and strike a target

First Known Use of skip bomb

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Skip bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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