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buzz bomb

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noun Military.
  1. a type of self-steering aerial bomb, launched from large land-based rocket platforms: used by the Germans in World War II, especially over England.

Origin of buzz bomb

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for buzz bomb

buzz bomb

noun
  1. another name for the V-1

Word Origin

C20: from the sound of its engine
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