skip bomb

verb

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about skip bomb

Dictionary Entries near skip bomb

skip

ski pants

ski patrol

skip bomb

skipdent

skip distance

Skipetar

Statistics for skip bomb

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for skip bomb

The first known use of skip bomb was in 1943

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on skip bomb

See words that rhyme with skip bomb

Comments on skip bomb

What made you want to look up skip bomb? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trusted follower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!