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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. 2018.
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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
  • Somebody on the platform began firing his pistol within inches of the loud-speakers and it sounded like an H-bomb going off.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for H-bomb


short for hydrogen bomb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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