pattern bombing


noun

aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped on a target in a predetermined pattern.

Nearby words

  1. patten,
  2. patter,
  3. patter song,
  4. pattern,
  5. pattern bargaining,
  6. pattern practice,
  7. pattern recognition,
  8. pattern sensitive epilepsy,
  9. patterned,
  10. patterned alopecia


Origin of pattern bombing

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called saturation bombing.

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