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cluster bomb

n.
A projectile that, when dropped from an aircraft or fired through the air, releases explosive fragments over a wide area.

cluster bomb

n
(Military) a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes

clus′ter bomb`

a bomb or shell designed to burst in midair and disperse small fragmentation bombs over a wide area.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cluster bomb - 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"
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
bomblet, cluster bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutter, fragmentation bomb - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
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cluster bomb

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25 (Saba) -- Warplanes of the Saudi enemy and its allies bombed a popular market in Hidah district of Sa'ada province with internationally-banned cluster bombs, a security source in the province said on Sunday.
This air campaign has been dragging on since March, but more and more, monitors are reporting a worrying trend on the Yemeni battlefield -- cluster bombs, supplied by the US.
April 16, 2015 (KAMPALA) -- An international human rights advocacy groups say there is evidence that indicates the Sudanese army (SAF) has dropped cluster bombs on civilian areas of South Kordofan in February and March this year.
According to the United Nations, the Israeli army dropped some four million cluster bombs on Lebanon during the July-August 2006 war, mostly during the last 48 hours of the conflict.
Cairo: Evidence collected by Human Rights Watch (HRW) show that widely banned cluster bombs have been used in Libya's conflict between two rival governments fighting for control of the North African country, the New York-based group said on Sunday.
Summary: A member of a Norwegian demining team removing Israeli cluster bombs in south Lebanon died Wednesday after being wounded in a minor explosion.
Denmark s deadline for destroying national stockpiles is not until 2018, but having decided to advance the destruction process, Denmark has now already disposed of the last Danish cluster bombs.
The Syrian regime has been accused of "extensive" use of cluster bombs over the last 18 months in a damning report by human rights activists.
36 African states opposing the use of cluster bombs called on other African countries, including Egypt, to sign an international agreement banning the use of cluster bombs worldwide.
BEIRUT, April 8 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese army Monday bombed cluster bombs left by the Israeli army forces during their offensive against Lebanon in 2006.
yDLyB (CyHAN)- While air strikes on Syrian cities continue, Syrian opposition group indicated that they have found a large number of unexploded bombs including cluster bombs.
Syria denies that it had used cluster bombs in its battle with rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, saying it did not possess such weapons.