bombsight

[bom-sahyt]

noun Military.

(in an aircraft) an instrument for aiming bombs at a target, especially a device that can assume complete control of the aircraft during a bombing run, can automatically compensate for speed, winds, etc., and can guide the release of bombs for maximum accuracy in striking the target.

Nearby words

  1. bombload,
  2. bombora,
  3. bombous,
  4. bombproof,
  5. bombshell,
  6. bombycid,
  7. bombé,
  8. bommie,
  9. bomu,
  10. bon

Origin of bombsight

First recorded in 1915–20; bomb + sight

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bombsight

noun

a mechanical or electronic device in an aircraft for aiming bombs
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