an aircraft that combines the functions of a fighter and a bomber.
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Origin of fighter-bomber
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for fighter-bomber
The fighter-bomber squadrons use the MiG-17, an aircraft that is obsolescent but that performs well in a ground support role.
In 1973 there were six fighter-bomber, twelve fighter-interceptor, and three reconnaissance squadrons.
a high-performance aircraft that combines the roles of fighter and bomber
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