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cluster bomb

noun
  1. a canister that can be dropped from an aircraft and that opens to release a number of small fragmentation explosives over a wide area.
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Origin of cluster bomb

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for cluster bomb

cluster bomb

noun
  1. a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes
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