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bomb bay

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noun Aeronautics, Military.
  1. (in the fuselage of a bomber) the compartment in which bombs are carried and from which they are dropped.

Origin of bomb bay

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples

  • Even now, the bomb-bay doors were opening; armed H-bombs hung above the planet, held in place only by their shackles.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • Supposing you hadn't gone back to work the guns, and looked into the bomb-bay?

    Dave Dawson at Truk

    Robert Sydney Bowen

  • And he could see that the swirling smoke inside the bomb-bay was tinted by fire.

    Dave Dawson at Truk

    Robert Sydney Bowen

  • Even now the bomb-bay doors were opening, armed H-bombs hung above the planet, held in place only by their shackles.

    Sense of Obligation

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)

  • Then, as though still in a trance, Dawson reached out and pushed the button that closed the bomb-bay doors.

    Dave Dawson at Truk

    Robert Sydney Bowen