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Bombs

Meanings and phrases

atomic bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This is the principle for nuclear reactors and atomic bombs.
  • Topics he spoke on included UFOs, space aliens, atomic bombs, and the communist threat.
  • Its mission was to build nuclear reactors to create plutonium that would be used in atomic bombs.

incendiary bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The bombers returned with incendiary bombs on 15/16 December.
  • Three synagogues in Leipzig suffered damage from incendiary bombs.
  • On June 29, 1945, the city was attacked by the US Army Air Forces with incendiary bombs.

tons of bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They dropped 3,984 tons of bombs.
  • In total, 41,653 "Linebacker" missions dropped 155,548 tons of bombs.
  • The ground around the site was churned up by over 5,000 tons of bombs.

nuclear bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Initially, 72 Mark 5 nuclear bombs were supplied for the V-bombers.
  • South Africa built its own nuclear bombs, possibly with Israeli assistance.
  • For their own safety, the crew jettisoned two nuclear bombs, which were never recovered.

car bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was responsible for IED attacks and car bombs.
  • The earliest car bombs were intended for assassination.
  • On December 11, 2007, two car bombs exploded in Algiers.

bombs were dropped

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Three M115 feather bombs were dropped
  • On May 30, 1944, 100 bombs were dropped on Borongaj, each weighing 250 kg.
  • Some 1,000 tons of bombs were dropped in 48 hours, more than in London at the height of the Blitz.

bombs dropped

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 812 Squadron FAA and heavily damaged by two bombs dropped by the aircraft.
  • On 5 February, "U-22" avoided being hit by seven bombs dropped by an enemy airplane.
  • Many of the bombs dropped were 1,000 kg SC 1000, 1,400 kg SC 1400, and 2,500 kg SC 2500 bombs.

bombs exploded

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Two bombs exploded in the courtyard of the fort.
  • On December 11, 2007, two car bombs exploded in Algiers.
  • If no bombs exploded, the show resumed.

cluster bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ismail Khan reportedly used cluster bombs, killing 220–250 unarmed civilians.
  • A humorous nickname given to the Soviet cluster bombs was "Molotov bread baskets" in Finland.
  • On 13 August 1992, a rocket attack was launched on Deh Afghanan in which cluster bombs were used.

flying bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A week after D-Day the long-awaited attacks on London by V-1 flying bombs ('Divers') began.
  • XIVs and operations against the V-1 flying bombs were commenced, with five victories confirmed.
  • Góra also flew 28 flights anti- V-1 “flying bombs” operations; one such bomb he destroyed on 31 July 1944.

petrol bombs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • From behind this wall, the rioters threw petrol bombs at the police, and looted local shops.
  • The perpetrators used guns, grenades and petrol bombs in assaults on the Roma over a 13-month period.
  • According to the IDF, they were carrying petrol bombs, an ax, wire cutters, an oxygen mask and gloves.

bombs fell

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The bombers unloaded at on "Akagi"; the bombs fell close to the target with no hits.
  • One of the bombs fell on the South Bank football ground making a large crater in the pitch.
  • A few bombs fell on Manchester and Crewe on 27/28 August, and across East Lancashire the following night.
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