- an alto wind instrument similar to the oboe or medieval shawm, used mainly in Breton traditional music
French, from bombard, in the sense of booming sound
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Thereupon she and the Bombarde, who had just lighted a link dipped in sulphur set fire to the first bundles of wood and straw.
Cornelia Mirant received a wound upon the neck; the Bombarde perished in the breach.