- cluster bombsN-COUNTA cluster bomb is a type of bomb which is dropped from an aircraft. It contains a large number of smaller bombs that spread out before they hit the ground.
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cluster bomb — noun bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely • Hypernyms: ↑bomb • Part Meronyms: ↑bomblet … Useful english dictionary
cluster bomb — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cluster bomb : singular cluster bomb plural cluster bombs a bomb dropped from an aircraft that contains a lot of smaller bombs that it sends out over a large area when it explodes … English dictionary
cluster bomb — noun (C) a bomb that sends out smaller bombs when it explodes cluster bomb verb (T) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
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cluster bomb — noun Explosive munition designed to explode in the air and release a cluster of smaller explosives, thus spreading the blast over a larger area … Wiktionary