Military. the member of a bombing plane crew who operates the bombsight and bomb-release mechanism.
Other definitions for Bombardier (2 of 2)
a snowmobilelike vehicle driven by an internal-combustion engine, equipped with caterpillar tracks at the rear, steered by skis at the front, and designed for travel over snow.
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How to use bombardier in a sentence
Dutch engineer Carl Norden’s invention of a bombsight that could supposedly enable a bombardier to drop a missile into a pickle barrel from six miles up had made precision bombing possible.Wrestling with the strategy — and morality — of the firebombing of Japan | Diana Preston | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Neither, staring through his bombsight, could bombardier Umphress.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day | Timothy M. Gay | June 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a bombardier Yossarian is “the best man in the group at evasive action.”
The Canadian-built bombardier Q400 turbo-prop had an automatic stall-protection system.
It was a different type of plane, a European-built ATR-72 (the bombardier is a Canadian plane).
They were crouching in one of the gun-pits—a bombardier and three gunners, very cold and very miserable.Servants of the Guns | Jeffery E. Jeffery
Fig. 508 presents Calosoma sycophanta pursuing a bombardier (Brachinus explodens), which squirts out a vapour of pungent odour.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
bombardier Havelock was wounded in the thigh by fragments of shell.Lest We Forget | John Gilbert Thompson
Pickersdyke swore as he had not done since he was a rough-riding bombardier.Servants of the Guns | Jeffery E. Jeffery
He had made himself one moment of leisure, and visited bombardier Lane, but without result.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood | Arthur Griffiths
British Dictionary definitions for bombardier (1 of 2)
the member of a bomber aircrew responsible for aiming and releasing the bombs
British a noncommissioned rank below the rank of sergeant in the Royal Artillery
Also called: bombardier beetle any of various small carabid beetles of the genus Brachinus, esp B. crepitans of Europe, which defend themselves by ejecting a jet of volatile fluid
British Dictionary definitions for Bombardier (2 of 2)
trademark Canadian a snow tractor, typically having caterpillar tracks at the rear and skis at the front
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