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bomb bay

noun, Aeronautics, Military.
(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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We got on the plane and had to stay in the bomb bay section.

  • Segador pointed to an inflated rubber pallet in the bomb bay.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase
  • Freddy made sounds in his throat and stabbed a finger at the bomb bay doors.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Craig knew it was a direct hit, apparently in the bomb bay, exploding the bombs carried there.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • If the bomb bay doors had opened it would have been the end of us as we were using the parachutes as pillows!

  • Then, while the co-pilot left his seat up front and started back to the seats near the bomb bay, Segador continued talking.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase

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