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smart bomb

noun, Military Slang.
a steerable air-to-surface bomb that is guided to its target by television or a laser beam.
Origin of smart bomb
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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smart bomb

noun phrase

  1. An aerial bomb that can be guided directly to its target (1972+)
  2. Any similarly precise and directed agent: Researchers experimenting with mice have created a cancer ''smart bomb'' that attacks and kills leukemia cells without harming normal cells
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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