airburst

[ air-burst ]
/ ˈɛərˌbɜrst /

noun

the explosion of a bomb or shell in midair.

Nearby words

  1. airborne command post,
  2. airbrasive,
  3. airbrick,
  4. airbrush,
  5. airbrush out,
  6. airbus,
  7. aircav,
  8. aircraft,
  9. aircraft carrier,
  10. aircraft cloth

Origin of airburst

First recorded in 1915–20; air1 + burst

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British Dictionary definitions for airburst

airburst

/ (ˈɛəˌbɜːst) /

noun

the explosion of a bomb, shell, etc, in the air
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