Origin of bomber
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Examples from the Web for bomber
But the bomber was surrounded by guided weapons, some seen for the first time in public.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets
December 2, 2014
The situation could lead to a serious accident where an airliner might collide with a Russian bomber.Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses?
October 30, 2014
For decades, the Pentagon has been toying with the idea of upgrading the B-52 bomber, first built in the mid-1950s.America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine
October 27, 2014
Nobody mentioned that the bomber had been redesigned to meet new requirements, which had already raised the cost considerably.
The U.S. wants to keep its $55 billion bomber program under tight wraps.
He could not make them out, but he knew the ship was a bomber returning from Huls.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
The bomber aloft, sir, drops eggs when the Wabbly's attacked.
But if they can pick up motors by the spark-waves, the bomber knows all about it.
The bomber had pancaked and was drifting to a landing; the squadron was out of sight.Tam O' The Scoots
As it came closer Don saw that it was a B-58 Hustler bomber.And Then the Town Took Off
- a military aircraft designed to carry out bombing missions
- a person who plants bombs
- navy slang a Polaris submarine
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Word Origin and History for bomber
"one who throws bombs," 1915, agent noun from bomb (v.). As a type of military aircraft, from 1917.
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