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fighter-bomber

[fahy-ter-bom-er]
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noun Military.
  1. an aircraft that combines the functions of a fighter and a bomber.

Origin of fighter-bomber

First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for fighter-bomber

Historical Examples

  • The fighter-bomber squadrons use the MiG-17, an aircraft that is obsolescent but that performs well in a ground support role.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • In 1973 there were six fighter-bomber, twelve fighter-interceptor, and three reconnaissance squadrons.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole


British Dictionary definitions for fighter-bomber

fighter-bomber

noun
  1. a high-performance aircraft that combines the roles of fighter and bomber
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