an envelope containing an explosive device designed to detonate when the envelope is opened by the recipient.
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Also called mail bomb.
Origin of letter bomb
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby letter bomb
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British Dictionary definitions for letter bomb
a thin explosive device inside an envelope, detonated when the envelope is opened
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