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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
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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.
Usually they would choose to dress up in sponges, algae and marine debris, but as Danielle Dixson and her team from the University of Delaware found out during recent research, they don't shy away from pom-poms that give them a more festive look.
As for the addition of pom-poms, which incidentally is a trend in fashion, it came natural as pom-poms are also part of the Bagobo costume, said Juan.
POM-POM PARADE EASILY the sunniest shoes of the season, at Dolce & Gabanna's jubilant SS16 show, the selfie-snapping models stepped out in endless varieties of colourful sandals pimped with pretty little pom-poms.
Pom-poms, made from plastic bags and transformed into lighting, will be among the eye-catching creations at The Art Market in Holm-firth Indoor Market, this weekend.
The company has also teamed up with Kirstie Allsopp and Mollie Makes to create the longest string of Pom-Poms - and Hobbycraft Stockton is inviting customers to pop in store and help make it a record.
Glue two small pink pom-poms on and affix a wiggly eye on each.
Follow instructions on the Clover Pom-Pom Maker package to make 24 pom-poms (six in each color in a range of sizes) or more if you want your garland to be more dense.