precision bombing


aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped, as accurately as possible, on a specific, usually small, target.

Nearby words

  1. precise,
  2. precisely,
  3. preciseness,
  4. precisian,
  5. precision,
  6. precision casting,
  7. precisionism,
  8. precisive,
  9. preclimax,
  10. preclinical

Origin of precision bombing

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called pinpoint bombing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019