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A-bomb an atomic bomb.
airburst an explosion of a bomb or shell before it touches the ground.
arm2 to set (a bomb) to explode. [1/7 definitions]
atom bomb see atomic bomb.
atomic bomb an extremely destructive weapon, the explosive power of which derives from the immense amount of energy suddenly released when the nuclei of uranium 235 or plutonium atoms are split; atom bomb.
azimuth in gunnery or surveying, the angle of sideways divergence from a standard path or direction, as of a bomb or shell. [1/2 definitions]
bomb to attack or destroy with a bomb. [2/8 definitions]
bombardier one who operates the bombsight and bomb-release mechanism in a bomber aircraft.
bombshell a bomb. [1/2 definitions]
booby trap a bomb or other explosive device that is well-hidden and wired to explode upon being touched or triggered by an unsuspecting person. [1/2 definitions]
buzz bomb (informal) see robot bomb.
crater a similar depression in the surface of the earth or other heavenly bodies caused by the impact of falling meteorites or the explosion of a mine or bomb. [1/3 definitions]
defuse to remove the fuse from (a bomb, mine, or other explosive device). [1/2 definitions]
dud a shell, bomb, or the like that fails to explode. [1/3 definitions]
firebomb a bomb designed to start a fire; incendiary bomb. [1/2 definitions]
fragmentation bomb a bomb that scatters shell fragments over a large area when it explodes.
fusion bomb see hydrogen bomb.
ground zero the land or water surface directly above or below the point at which a nuclear bomb explodes.
H-bomb a nuclear bomb with extremely destructive explosive power, that releases energy by the fusing of hydrogen nuclei; hydrogen bomb.
Hiroshima a city in southwest Honshu, Japan, on which the United States dropped an atomic bomb in August, 1945--the first use of a nuclear weapon in history. Hiroshima has been rebuilt and is a thriving city.
hydrogen bomb an extremely powerful bomb whose destructive energy comes from the fusion of hydrogen nuclei under intense heat and pressure, forming helium nuclei.