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buzz bomb

buzz bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for the V-1
[C20: from the sound of its engine]

buzz′ bomb`



n.
a V-1 robot bomb.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buzz bomb - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bombbuzz bomb - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
Translations

buzz bomb

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No fires [permitted], combat patrols, laying mines, outpost sentry duty, cold food, perpetual snow and the encroachment of trench foot, buzz bombs ran a shuttle every 15 minutes at night over our C.
The V stood for Vergeltungwaffe (German for Retribution Weapon) and the rockets - also known as buzz bombs and doodlebugs - were launched from mobile launch pads in northern France.
I was there through all the buzz bombs [V-1 flying bombs] --the V-1s [Vergeltungswaffe 1], the V-2s [Vergeltungswaffe 2: long-range ballistic missile] --and the blackouts of course.
What about those Buzz Bombs and V2 Rockets they bombed us with?
The Germans tried every means within their power to destroy the docks at Antwerp; they first sent bombers, then V-1 buzz bombs, and finally improved V-2 missiles.
With the help of MP3 they can hear the sounds of the buzz bombs flying overhead and feel the anxiety when the haunting sound of the air-raid siren bellows along the corridors.
They have existed since the Germans fired the V-1 buzz bombs at London in World War II.
Sutherland's highly believable descriptions of buzz bombs were written from first-hand observation.
War Room typist Joy Hunter said: "When we were there thinking about the bombing and the buzz bombs I always felt completely safe.
After a spell dodging buzz bombs in Kent, Avril eventually saw foreign action with postings in Belgium and Germany as the war wound up.
If Jules was firing buzz bombs, then Fergie is a B-52, carpet bombing clubbers with high ordinance basslines.