bomblet


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bomb·let

 (bŏm′lĭt)
n.
One of a number of small bombs usually contained in a cluster bomb and released in midair.

bomblet

(ˈbɒmlɪt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) one of a number of small bombs contained in a larger bomb
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
bombie - an unexploded bomblet; "unexploded bomblets known in Laos as `bombies' caused farmers to fear cultivating their fields"
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"
Translations

bomblet

[ˈbɒmlɛt] nbombelette fbomb scare nalerte f à la bombe
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The child, Hashed Naser Mosfer, 12, was killed and his brother was wounded critically by the explosion of a bomblet in al-Sawh area in the district, a security official said.
The Jerusalem Post reported on July 2 that the army "has recently carried out a series of tests with a bomblet that has a specially designed self-destruct mechanism which dramatically reduces the amount of unexploded ordnance".
The Jerusalem Post reported on July 2 that the army Aohas recently carried out a series of tests with a bomblet that has a specially designed self-destruct mechanism which dramatically reduces the amount of unexploded ordnance.
The Jerusalem Post reported on July 2 that the army "has carried out a series of tests with a bomblet that has a specially designed self-destruct mechanism which dramatically reduces the amount of unexploded ordnance.
An incendiary material inside the bomblet also spreads fragments of burning zirconium designed to set fire to nearby flammable objects.
forces, and of a cluster bomblet, Reuters reported.
Each bomblet is the size of a soft drink can and, depending on the flight of the bomb, can be scattered over wide areas.
That's small comfort to small children or farmers who have lost their legs after an encounter with a cluster bomblet.
One possible solution to the problem of unexploded dud cluster bomblets is the use of bomblets equipped with self-destruct mechanisms that would destroy the bomblet if it fails to properly detonate upon reaching its target.
Her torment wasn'tfrom her amputated left foot, mangled beyond repair when an Israeli cluster bomblet exploded in her home in southern Lebanon in January; it was from her remaining foot, speckled with shrapnel and so stiff from lack of use that putting her weight on it shot jolts of pain all the way to her face.
Brian Hardy, the Future Artillery Weapons Systems programme manager within the Defence Procurement Agency, described some of the advantages of the new warhead, << Hazardous dud submunitions from a bomblet warhead continue to pose a danger after the battle has been fought.
In the article, it listed the many injuries that Mark endured during the war in Iraq when a bomblet exploded in his hands.