bombardier


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bom·bar·dier

 (bŏm′bər-dîr′)
n.
1. A member of a combat aircraft crew who operates the bombsight and drops the bombs.
2. Chiefly British A noncommissioned artillery officer.
3. Archaic A soldier in the artillery.

[French, from Old French bombarde, bombard; see bombard.]

bombardier

(ˌbɒmbəˈdɪə)
n
1. (Military) the member of a bomber aircrew responsible for aiming and releasing the bombs
2. (Military) Brit a noncommissioned rank below the rank of sergeant in the Royal Artillery
3. (Animals) Also called: bombardier beetle any of various small carabid beetles of the genus Brachinus, esp B. crepitans of Europe, which defend themselves by ejecting a jet of volatile fluid
[C16: from Old French: one directing a bombard; see bombard]

Bombardier

(ˌbɒmbəˈdɪə)
n
(Automotive Engineering) trademark Canadian a snow tractor, typically having caterpillar tracks at the rear and skis at the front
[C20: named after J. A. Bombardier, Canadian inventor and manufacturer]

bom•bar•dier

(ˌbɒm bərˈdɪər, -bə-)

n.
1. the crew member of a bombing plane who operates the bombsight and the bomb-release mechanism.
2. Archaic. artilleryman.
[1550–60; < Middle French]

bombardier

- First denoted a soldier in charge of a bombard, an early form of cannon.
See also related terms for soldier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombardier - a noncommissioned officer in the British artillerybombardier - a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
2.bombardier - the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
bomber aircrew, bomber crew - the crew of a bomber
aircrewman - a member of an aircrew
Translations

bombardier

[ˌbɒmbəˈdɪəʳ] Nbombardero m

bombardier

n (Mil) → Artillerieunteroffizier m; (Aviat) → Bombenschütze m
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