- a bomb that produces a continuous discharge of smoke rather than an explosion, used to mark a target for aerial attack, indicate wind direction, produce a smoke screen, etc.
Origin of smoke bomb
First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for smoke bomb
Another shell is the smoke-bomb, which, up to the present, has been used only upon a restricted scale.Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
Frederick A. Talbot
When he does, we want to be ready to shoot a smoke-bomb through to him, with a message attached.
Tommy took his eye from the dimensoscope just long enough to light the fuse of the smoke-bomb.
- a device that emits large quantities of smoke when ignited
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