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A very large conventional bomb delivered by aircraft and designed to explode a short distance above the ground, with the blast damage concentrated at ground level in a radius extending for hundreds of feet.
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1. (Soccer) soccer a powerful shot that moves close to the ground
2. (Cricket) cricket a ball bowled, kicked, or hit so that it rolls along the ground
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a powerful bomb with a huge blast effect
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|Noun||1.||daisy cutter - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles|
Big Blue, BLU-82 - a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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"
|2.||daisy cutter - a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground|
ball - the game of baseball
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