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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A five-kiloton explosion is equal to 5,000 tons of TNT, while the daisy cutter weighs only 7.
Finally Miss Williams went to bat and hit a daisy cutter to the shortstop, who promptly threw it as far as she could into right field.
But the bigger story with Web users is the popularity of the daisy cutter bomb (#11).
org/wiki/BLU-82) BLU-82 Daisy Cutter , a 15,000-pound explosive that was used primarily to heavily wooded areas in the Vietnam War and in Iraq, as well as to clear minefields.
John Rankin 7 Dominant display and almost scored with a 30-yard daisy cutter.
75mins: Town sub Danny Ward's corner is only partially cleared and Keith Southern's daisy cutter beats Speroni, who may have been unsighted.
Ince had just kept out a Drew Canavan daisy cutter when the decisive goal came.
McKay then threatened with a daisy cutter from the edge of the box but Peterhead were sucker punched in 22 minutes when Bell struck.
Smyth could only clear Sean Friars' teasing cross as far as the edge of the box and Cleary's rasping daisy cutter gave William McFrederick no chance.
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.
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.