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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.
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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
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