cluster bomb


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. clurman,
  2. clurman, harold,
  3. clusium,
  4. cluster,
  5. cluster area,
  6. cluster college,
  7. cluster cup,
  8. cluster fly,
  9. cluster headache,
  10. cluster leg

Origin of cluster bomb

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for cluster bomb

cluster bomb

noun

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