su·​per·​bomb·​er ˌsü-pər-ˈbä-mər How to pronounce superbomber (audio)
plural superbombers
: a bomber (see bomber sense 1) that has a much greater payload, range, or maximum speed than a typical bomber
So pressing was the need for a long-range superbomber to attack Japan, the U.S. Army Air Forces had taken the unheard-of step of ordering 250 B-29s while the airplane was still only a plywood mock-up in Seattle.Stephen Joiner

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superbomber was in 1918

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“Superbomber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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