daisy cutter


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daisy cutter

n. Slang
A very large conventional bomb delivered by aircraft and designed to explode a short distance above the ground, with the blast damage concentrated at ground level in a radius extending for hundreds of feet.

daisy cutter

n
1. (Soccer) soccer a powerful shot that moves close to the ground
2. (Cricket) cricket a ball bowled, kicked, or hit so that it rolls along the ground
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a powerful bomb with a huge blast effect
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daisy cutter - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragmentsdaisy cutter - 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
Big Blue, BLU-82 - a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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"
2.daisy cutter - a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
ball - the game of baseball
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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Then on 39 minutes Dagnall slid a free-kick to Davies, whose leftfoot daisy cutter through the defensive wall from just outside the box again left Jones helpless.
It's a relative of the Daisy Cutter, which was used in the first Gulf War and in Afghanistan, where it was dropped in front of caves and created a vacuum in the immediate area, sucking all the air away.
Ferdinand chested the ball down to Steffan Iversen, took the return and fired a daisy cutter from the edge of the box that Wright went down for and slipped through his fingers.
The Daisy Cutter creates a huge fireball that incinerates everything within a 600-yard-radius.
On a rare Wednesday foray into the Leicester half, Wim Jonk saw a 20 yard daisy cutter creep just wide of the post.
Although Brazil went a goal down, Neymar's perfectly placed long range daisy cutter from 25 yards brought them level at half time.
Doran demonstrated his skills with an impressive 15 yard daisy cutter scoring the first goal for Honley.
The Blue Toon had chances to go ahead early on and Stuart McKay went close with a cute backheel and a daisy cutter from the edge of the box.
America used its 15,000lb Daisy Cutter bomb against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
That cancelled out former Spurs player Gerard McMahon's sweet 43rd-minute daisy cutter.
Dutchman George Boateng drilled a daisy cutter at Mark Bosnich, but the Australian goalkeeper saved comfortably without having to move.