fighter-bomber

[ fahy-ter-bom-er ]
/ ˈfaɪ tərˈbɒm ər /

noun Military.

an aircraft that combines the functions of a fighter and a bomber.

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.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • In 1973 there were six fighter-bomber, twelve fighter-interceptor, and three reconnaissance squadrons.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for fighter-bomber

fighter-bomber

noun

a high-performance aircraft that combines the roles of fighter and bomber

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