cluster bomb(redirected from Cluster munitions)
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A projectile that, when dropped from an aircraft or fired through the air, releases explosive fragments over a wide area.
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(Military) a bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes
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a bomb or shell designed to burst in midair and disperse small fragmentation bombs over a wide area.
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|Noun||1.||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
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n → Splitterbombe f
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