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cluster bomb

n.
A projectile that, when dropped from an aircraft or fired through the air, releases explosive fragments over a wide area.
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cluster bomb

n
(Military) a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes
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clus′ter bomb`

a bomb or shell designed to burst in midair and disperse small fragmentation bombs over a wide area.
[1960–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
bomblet, cluster bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutter, 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
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cluster bomb

nSplitterbombe f
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A cluster munition is either an air-dropped or ground-launched explosive weapon that releases smaller submunitions.
"Saudi-led cluster munition air strikes have been hitting areas near villages, putting local people in danger," said HRW arms director Steve Goose.
However, the independent Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor group has noted that Sudan apparently imported cluster munitions in the past from a number of countries.
Clearing explosive cluster munition remnants is expensive and painstaking.
| NEW YORK, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- The Syrian government forces are using a powerful type of cluster munition rocket "not seen before in the conflict," causing civilian casualties and adding to the country's already devastating legacy of unexploded ordnance, said the Human Rights Watch (HRW).
"Syria used cluster munitions extensively in the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013, causing numerous civilian casualties," said the study, Cluster Munition Monitor Report.
"kinetic solution" such as a cluster munition. Such insights
The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) said it had collected pictures and footage from Syrian activists showing fragments of cluster munitions in at least two places in Syria.
The agreement bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions and calls for the destruction of stockpiles within eight years, clearance of cluster munition-contaminated land within 10 years, and assistance to cluster munition survivors and affected communities.
One of the most forceful lobbying campaigns against banks that do business with weapon manufacturers has been by the Cluster Munition Coalition.
A statement on the site says: "Researchers inspected the remnants of a cluster submunition and interviewed witnesses to two other apparent cluster munition strikes."
Bulgaria has become the 56th nation to ratify the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Cluster Munition Coalition has announced praising the country's stand on cluster bombs.

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