car bomb

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car bomb

n.
An explosive device that is placed in a motor vehicle and detonated in order to kill people or destroy nearby property, especially as an act of terrorism.

car′ bomb`


n.
a bomb hidden in a car or similar vehicle, used esp. as a terrorist weapon.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.car bomb - a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing devicecar bomb - a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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