Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to dive-bombing: dive bomber


tr.v. dive-bombed, dive-bomb·ing, dive-bombs
To bomb from an airplane at the end of a steep dive toward the target.

dive′-bomb′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dive-bombing - a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target
bombing run - that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs


[ˈdaɪvˌbɒmɪŋ] Nbombardeo m en picado
References in periodicals archive ?
Olivia Taylor Dudley plays Angela, a birthday girl whose sliced finger becomes a magnet for dive-bombing ravens.
The rest of the day is perfectly the same as any other part of the local area, no rain of bird droppings, no dive-bombing or noise, no daily car wash needed.
In a warning shot to the council, she said the birds would be upping dive-bombing and aerial assaults across the capital"
The ban was considered by Conwy council in North Wales after years of problems in the area with gulls dive-bombing terrified children and taking food from people's hands.
She has a blast ripping stuff off the tree and dive-bombing the angel to knock it off its perch.
THEY'RE the beady-eyed delinquents that once terrorised a town's magistrates with their alarming dive-bombing antics.
In 2011 a Gwynedd councillor said he feared attacks from the more traditional seagulls might eventually kill someone, after a pensioner broke his hip while trying to avoid a dive-bombing gull in a Caernarfon car park.
S Army already has a 'kamikaze' robotic drone called Switchblade, which quietly hovers before dive-bombing and blowing up a target.
This was a curtain to stop the Germans dive-bombing and maybe using a copy of the 'bouncing bomb' to destroy the reservoir and flood a large area.
Nothing irritates more when eating outdoors than winged bugs dive-bombing you as you're trying to tuck in.
He was buried up to his neck on Margate beach, only to suffer dive-bombing seagulls trying to peck his eyes out.
They in actual fact were not dive-bombing him, as like the majority of birds, they possess excellent eyesight.