buzz bomb


noun Military.

a type of self-steering aerial bomb, launched from large land-based rocket platforms: used by the Germans in World War II, especially over England.

Nearby words

  1. buyup,
  2. buzau,
  3. buzkashi,
  4. buzuki,
  5. buzz,
  6. buzz cut,
  7. buzz in,
  8. buzz off,
  9. buzz phrase,
  10. buzz saw

Origin of buzz bomb

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for buzz bomb

buzz bomb

noun

another name for the V-1

Word Origin for buzz bomb

C20: from the sound of its engine

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