a technique of bombing in which the bomb load is released when the aircraft is in a steep dive, usually at an angle of 60 degrees or more from horizontal.
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Origin of dive bombing
First recorded in 1930–35
Words nearby dive bombing
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Example sentences from the Web for dive bombing
It opens calmly with Archer waking up, feeding peanuts to dive-bombing jays at his window and feeling a warm but ominous breeze.