dive bomber


noun

an airplane of the fighter-bomber type that drops its bombs while diving at the enemy.

Nearby words

  1. divan,
  2. divaricate,
  3. divarication,
  4. divaricator,
  5. dive,
  6. dive brake,
  7. dive table,
  8. dive-bomb,
  9. dive-bomber,
  10. divehi

Origin of dive bomber

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for dive bomber

dive bomber

noun

a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive
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