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A-bomb an atomic bomb.
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.
bomb bay in a bomber, the compartment from which bombs are dropped.
bomb cyclone a cyclone that rapidly intensifies in areas outside the tropics.
buzz bomb (informal) see robot bomb.
cherry bomb a round, red, very explosive firecracker.
fragmentation bomb a bomb that scatters shell fragments over a large area when it explodes.
fusion bomb see hydrogen bomb.
H-bomb a nuclear bomb with extremely destructive explosive power, that releases energy by the fusing of hydrogen nuclei; hydrogen bomb.
hydrogen bomb an extremely powerful bomb whose destructive energy comes from the fusion of hydrogen nuclei under intense heat and pressure, forming helium nuclei.
neutron bomb a nuclear weapon whose detonation releases many neutrons that kill or harm humans and other life, but results in virtually no damage to buildings or property.
pipe bomb a crude homemade bomb made of a length of metal pipe into which an explosive charge is inserted.
plastic bomb a puttylike adhesive substance containing explosives that can be detonated either by electricity or a fuse.
robot bomb a jet-propelled, winged bomb or missile guided by an automatic steering device and carrying a warhead; buzz bomb; cruise missile.
smoke bomb a bomb that produces dense clouds of smoke upon detonation.
stink bomb a small bomb that gives off an offensive odor on exploding.
time bomb a device consisting of explosives and a timer that allows it to be detonated at a particular time. [2 definitions]