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An aerial antipersonnel bomb that scatters shrapnel over a wide area upon explosion.
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|Noun||1.||fragmentation bomb - 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"
n → Splitterbombe f