fission bomb(redirected from fission bombs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
See atomic bomb.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(General Physics) a bomb in which the energy is supplied by nuclear fission. See atomic bomb
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||fission bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)|
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
clean bomb - an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
dirty bomb - an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
neutron bomb - atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.