Bombardier Bombardments

Bombardment

Meanings and phrases

bombardment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); barrage; outpouring; onslaught
  2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; barrage; barrage fire; battery; shelling
  3. the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
  4. an attack by dropping bombs; bombing

artillery bombardment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hungarian forces continued an artillery bombardment.
  • The artillery bombardment began on 16 June.
  • This led to greater artillery bombardment on behalf of Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin.

aerial bombardment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The team must also do their bit to defend Hampshire against German aerial bombardment.
  • Chiang also threatened the Tibetans with aerial bombardment if they worked with the Japanese.

shore bombardment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She had been converted in June 1777 into a vessel designed for shore bombardment.
  • The shore bombardment was followed by a second air raid with incendiary bombs on July 19.
  • The Royal Navy immediately designed a class of monitors, designed for shore bombardment, to use the turrets.

heavy bombardment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In this period the village was subjected to a heavy bombardment and reduced to rubble.
  • At 04.00 that morning the Germans began a heavy bombardment, and strong probing attacks were driven off.
  • The current facade is in the Italian style, dating from 1747 when it was rebuilt after heavy bombardment.

naval bombardment

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E.g.
  • In July 1547, much of the city was destroyed by an English naval bombardment.
  • What did not stop was the constant Allied artillery, naval bombardment and air attacks.
  • On March 8, 1968, the beaches at Oron came under heavy Nigerian aerial and naval bombardment.

strategic bombardment

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E.g.
  • Trained in air refueling and strategic bombardment operations with the B-47.
  • Conducted worldwide strategic bombardment training missions and providing nuclear deterrent.
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