[ bom-sahyt ]
/ ˈbɒmˌsaɪt /

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.

Origin of bombsight

First recorded in 1915–20; bomb + sight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bombsight


/ (ˈbɒmˌsaɪt) /


a mechanical or electronic device in an aircraft for aiming bombs

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