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pom-pom

(ˈpɒmpɒm)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an automatic rapid-firing, small-calibre cannon, esp a type of anti-aircraft cannon used in World War II. Also called: pompom
[C19: of imitative origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pom-pom - decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silkpom-pom - decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
2.pom-pom - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanespom-pom - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
Translations

pom-pom

[ˈpɒmpɒm] pom-pon [ˈpɒmpɒn] N (on hat etc) → borla f, pompón m

pom-pom

pompom [ˈpɒmpɒm] npompon m
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