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H-bomb

[eych-bom]
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noun
  1. hydrogen bomb.

Origin of H-bomb

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
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  • That much energy, released in a few millimicroseconds, would make the standard H-bomb look like a candle flame on a foggy night.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • In the past thirty years of H-bomb jitters, who had not dreamed of explosions?

  • Such power was found only in the successful harnessing of the hydrogen disintegration explosion—the H-bomb force.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet

    Donald Allen Wollheim

  • Haines and his crew loaded the bulky H-bomb into the main launcher in the tail of the ship.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet

    Donald Allen Wollheim

  • Not an H-bomb though—they recognized that they had erred in thinking they needed such a powerful explosive.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet

    Donald Allen Wollheim


British Dictionary definitions for h-bomb

H-bomb

noun
  1. short for hydrogen bomb
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