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Explosion of a bomb or shell in the atmosphere.
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(Military) the explosion of a bomb, shell, etc, in the air
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the explosion of a bomb or shell in midair.
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An explosion of a bomb or projectile above the surface as distinguished from an explosion on contact with the surface or after penetration. See also types of burst.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.