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[eych-bom] /ˈeɪtʃˌbɒm/
Origin of H-bomb
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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?

  • You know, of course, about the A-bomb, H-bomb and C-bomb because information that they existed had been declassified.

    Project Hush Philip Klass
  • 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
  • Next, he drove again to the H-bomb site and stood waiting in the grass-like park, watch in hand.

    Made in Tanganyika Carl Richard Jacobi
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for H-bomb


short for hydrogen bomb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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