dive bomber


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dive bomber

n
(Aeronautics) a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive

dive′ bomb`er


n.
an airplane that drops its bombs while diving at the target.
[1935–40]
dive′-bomb`, v.i., v.t.
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Noun1.dive bomber - a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the targetdive bomber - a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
bomber - a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
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