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dive bombing

noun

, Military.
  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of dive bombing1

First recorded in 1930–35

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Example Sentences

Bassam handed me a large piece, with no attempt to wave away the swirl of winged insects dive-bombing from all directions.

It opens calmly with Archer waking up, feeding peanuts to dive-bombing jays at his window and feeling a warm but ominous breeze.

The lst weeks of our training here at Oakland were formation, gunnery, dive bombing, and simulated aerial attacks.

One of our missions was a dive bombing run on some factories in France.

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