pom-pom


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pom-pom

(ˈpɒmpɒm)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an automatic rapid-firing, small-calibre cannon, esp a type of anti-aircraft cannon used in World War II. Also called: pompom
[C19: of imitative origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pom-pom - decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silkpom-pom - decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
2.pom-pom - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanespom-pom - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
Translations

pom-pom

[ˈpɒmpɒm] pom-pon [ˈpɒmpɒn] N (on hat etc) → borla f, pompón m

pom-pom

pompom [ˈpɒmpɒm] npompon m
References in classic literature ?
They were all bombs of various types mostly in glass--none of the German airships carried any guns at all except one small pom-pom (to use the old English nickname dating from the Boer war), which was forward in the gallery upon the shield at the heart of the eagle.
But he went up a ladder against a gale of ventilation--a ladder that was encased in a kind of gas-tight fire escape--and ran right athwart the great forward air-chamber to the little look-out gallery with a telephone, that gallery that bore the light pom-pom of German steel and its locker of shells.
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She explains why she chose her pom-pom tree, her husband's wedding speech and their cake-topper and a drawing by daughter Sophie.
6 Omitting the central pom-pom that covers the join, count four pom-poms from the middle.
More than 800 pom-poms illuminated by LEDs have been created by artists and volunteers of the informally named 'The Pom-Pom Club.
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Then, whip up a bouquet of gorgeous pom-pom flowers to liven up your room.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a pom-pom detaching from the wrist rattle.