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smoke bomb

  1. 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.
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Origin of smoke bomb

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for smoke bomb

smoke bomb

  1. a device that emits large quantities of smoke when ignited
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