suicide bomb


: a bomb carried by someone who plans to be killed by it when it explodes

Examples of suicide bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The statement said police discovered two suicide vests, remote control devices for detonating explosives, grenades, thousands of pieces of shrapnel to use in suicide bomb vests and wires and explosive devices that, officials said, suggest the attackers were planning other attacks. Farnaz Fassihi, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2024 Security officials examine the site of a suicide bomb attack targeting a procession marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Mohammed in Mastung district. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 Authorities said Kandic assisted Jake Bilardi, an 18-year-old Australian citizen who died in a suicide bomb attack west of Baghdad in March 2015. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 14 July 2023 In the final days of the evacuation, an ISIS-K terrorist detonated a suicide bomb outside the gates surrounding the Kabul airport where the flights out of the country were taking place. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 24 Apr. 2023 And in January, at least 100 people – mostly police officials – died after a suicide bomb ripped through a mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years. Sophia Saifi, CNN, 6 Mar. 2023 These have included an attack at a Sikh temple that killed at least two people, a string of incidents in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, and a suicide bomb blast at Kabul airport. Celine Alkhaldi, CNN, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'suicide bomb.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near suicide bomb

Cite this Entry

“Suicide bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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