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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bomber jacket
stealth bomber/aircraft/fighter etc (=a plane made using this system)
suicide bomber
▪ They were flying the route taken by the heavy bombers 50 years before.
▪ Last in the repertoire were the B-52 heavy bombers.
▪ Two heavy bombers moved across the sky at about ten thousand feet.
▪ Few bomber crews - if in fact any - exceeded this total, and certainly not in heavy bombers.
▪ The second type of target is strategic bomber bases.
▪ Originally torpedo bombers first then high level bombers and dive bombers.
▪ The first wave was composed of 183 planes: level bombers, dive bombers, torpedo planes, and fighters.
▪ Our dive bombers found numerous carrier-type aircraft lined up on the apron of the field and quickly set them ablaze.
▪ This force, under my command, consisted of 36 fighters, 54 dive bombers, and 90 level bombers.
▪ From the latest fighter bomber, to something a little older.
▪ Knowing that it would call up the fighter bombers, the convoy scattered into whatever cover could be found.
▪ The planes are returning to the United States, although F-One-Eleven fighter bombers are staying on.
▪ At one point Dostam used fighter bombers to attack the presidential palace and defence ministry.
▪ Pentagon officials acknowledge using two Stealth fighter bombers to drop 2,000 pound bombs.
▪ F-one-eleven fighter bombers have been flying from the base for more than twenty years.
▪ Wearing jeans and bomber jacket with no make-up, she wasn't trying to be a big deal at all.
▪ In this crossover category are thigh-length parkas that offer more protection on wind-whipped city streets than the old bomber jackets.
▪ He was wearing a black zip-up leather bomber jacket.
▪ He was wearing a black bomber jacket, red T-shirt and faded jeans.
▪ By the look of him he might well have left a genuine World War Two leather bomber jacket in the bedroom.
▪ Co-star Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, settled for a bomber jacket with blue jeans.
▪ The man was aged 25-30, wearing a leather bomber jacket.
▪ The two cases attracting the most public attention are those of former bomber pilot Kelly Flinn and Gen.
▪ After the Gulf war everybody wanted Tornados or the Stealth bomber.
▪ The Air Force has made its radar-evading B-2 stealth bombers even harder to find in the air.
▪ Congress left itself the option of forbidding line-item vetoes of major program appropriations, such as funding more Stealth bombers.
▪ Is it because we got the Stealth bomber?
▪ Can suicide bombers really be considered cowards?
▪ Anonymous but infamous in death, they are the suicide bombers who killed 14 people last month in a Jerusalem market.
▪ The bomb, it said, had been planted by a suicide bomber, named as Abu Yasser.
▪ The homes of suicide bombers will be sealed, then destroyed, he said.
▪ A woman Tiger suicide bomber then assassinated Gandhi.
▪ But it was unlucky 13 when he took off from an airfield in Yorkshire in a Halifax bomber.
▪ Gentlemen, you could very well be using this gravel strip as an emergency landing field for huge bombers.
▪ His heavy gold rings and his bomber jacket and his wide-foot stance had added up to a man of experience in my eyes.
▪ Knowing that it would call up the fighter bombers, the convoy scattered into whatever cover could be found.
▪ Three of the admiral's aides, along with the bomber, also died in the attack.
▪ What is left of the bombers is their upper torsos, their heads and their faces.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

bomber \bomber\ n.

  1. a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight.

  2. a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the US.

    Syn: grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep.

  3. a person who drops bombs or plants and explodes bombs, especially surreptitously.

  4. a bomber jacket.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"one who throws bombs," 1915, agent noun from bomb (v.). As a type of military aircraft, from 1917.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A military aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs. 2 A person who sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism. 3 A bomber jacket. 4 (context US English) A 22-ounce beer bottle. Etymology 2

  1. (context climbing slang English) Completely solid and secure, usually referring to some form of protective gear (n.

  2. the forms "more bomber" or "most bomber" are unusual).

  1. n. a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight

  2. a person who plants bombs

  3. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States [syn: grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep]


A bomber is a combat aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets by dropping air-to-ground weaponry, firing torpedoes or deploying air-launched cruise missiles.

Bomber (disambiguation)

A bomber is a military aircraft that delivers bombs or other explosives.

Bomber or Bombers may also refer to:

Bomber (album)

Bomber is the third studio album by the band Motörhead, released on 27 October 1979, on Bronze Records, their second with the label. The album reached #12 on the UK charts at the time.

Bomber (song)

"Bomber" is a song by the English heavy metal band Motörhead, recorded and released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). It is the title track to their album Bomber and was released as a single peaking at 34 on the UK singles chart.

The single was released in the UK by Bronze Records as a 7" vinyl single with the first 20,000 copies pressed in blue vinyl and thereafter in black. The band promoted its release with an appearance on the BBC TV show Top of the Pops on 3 December.

The track was inspired after Lemmy had read Len Deighton's novel Bomber. It became the inspiration for a forty-foot aluminium tube lighting rig used for their shows, a replica of a Heinkel He 111 bomber that could fly backwards and forwards, and side to side - the first to be able to do so.

Bomber (novel)

Bomber is a novel written by Len Deighton and published in the United Kingdom in 1970. It is the fictionalised account of the events of 31 June [ sic] 1943 in which an RAF bombing raid on the Ruhr area of western Germany goes wrong. In each chapter, the plot is advanced by seeing the progress of the day through the eyes of protagonists on both sides of the conflict.

Bomber was the first novel to be written on a word processor, the IBM MT/ST.

Bomber (computer virus)

Bomber (also known as Commander Bomber) is a DOS polymorphic memory resident computer virus, known for its technique of "patchy infection". This method of infection is very similar to that which is utilised by the OneHalf computer virus.

Contrary to the usual method of infecting executables (which is to append virus body to the executable and to change the entry point), it inserts several fragments ("patches") of its code in random places inside the file. These fragments transfer control to each other using various mechanisms.

The method of infection makes the detection of the virus difficult by anti-virus programs, and it means that they would have to scan the file in its entirety in order to detect the virus.

The size of the Bomber executable is approximately 4096 bytes and contains the following text:

                                                COMMANDER BOMBER WAS HERE
                                                      [DAME] [DAME]

Bomber (1941 film)

Bomber is a 1941 American short documentary film written by Carl Sandburg. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. It showed aspects of the assembly of B-26 Marauders at the Glenn L. Martin Company plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The Academy Film Archive preserved Bomber in 2002.

Bomber (1982 film)

Bomber is a 1982 comedy film directed by Michele Lupo, featuring Bud Spencer and Kallie Knoetze.

Bomber (video game)

Bomber is an air-war video game developed by Inline Design for the Macintosh.

Bomber (2009 film)

Bomber is a 2009 British comedy-drama film directed and written by Paul Cotter about an 83-year-old man returning to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement.

Bomber (nickname)

Bomber or The Bomber, as a nickname, may refer to the following people:

  • Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury (born 1974), left-wing New Zealand media commentator and radio and TV host
  • George Brown (footballer born 1903) (1903–1948), English football player and manager
  • John Brown (footballer, born 1962), Scottish football player and manager
  • Tony Brown (English footballer) (born 1945)
  • Bernard Chanda (1952–1993), Zambian footballer nicknamed "the Bomber"
  • Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892–1984), air chief marshal of the Royal Air Force known as "Bomber Harris"
  • Chris Harris (speedway rider) (born 1982)
  • Tommy Harris (rugby) (1927–2006), Welsh rugby league footballer
  • Joseph Mermans (1922–1996), Belgian footballer nicknamed "The Bomber"
  • Gerd Müller (born 1945), German footballer nicknamed "Der Bomber"
  • Yuji Nakazawa (born 1978), Japanese footballer
  • John Peard (born 1945), Australian former rugby league footballer and coach
  • Hamdi Salihi (born 1984), Albanian footballer nicknamed "The Bomber"
  • Kevin Sheldon (born 1956), English former footballer
  • Mark Thompson (footballer) (born 1963), former Australian rules footballer known as "Bomber Thompson"
  • Maurice Van Robays (1914–1965), American Major League Baseball player

Usage examples of "bomber".

Almost two years ago he had upped and left Acme, Texas, to go out into the wide open world, only to find his own shrunk down to the confining cockpit of a B-17 bomber.

It was agreed that Gray would keep his Wildcats high to preserve the altitude advantage he needed against the agile Zeros, and, at the same time, provide protection for the dive bombers.

The pursuit ships were only faint dots in the sky, the bombers far in the distance, when a huge amphibian showed in the clear mountain air.

The Focke-Wulf and other bombers employed against our shipping must be attacked in the air and in their nests.

Extreme priority will be given to fitting out ships to catapult or otherwise launch fighter aircraft against bombers attacking our shipping.

The duty of affording fighter protection to the naval forces holding Malta should have priority over the use of the aerodromes by bombers engaged in attacking Tripoli.

The lead plane soon reached the area recently bombed by the preceding bombers but the bombardier had no time to study his maps which would have shown what useful targets there might be here.

Bomber Command documents do not record details of cancelled operations, so it is not known what size of force Harris was intending to send on these raids.

Next to him was Charles Copeman, unwounded, waiting to go forward with his bombers.

If a further eight bombers which were so badly damaged by fighter attack over Berlin that they crashed at various places on the return flight are added in, the Wild Boar operation could claim thirty-eight successes.

Many aviation and engineering workshops were damaged around Tempelhof Airport, where two light aircraft parked in the open were destroyed and where a Stirling bomber crashed.

Bomber Command that, throughout the trials of the coming winter, only two more damaged Bombers took refuge in Sweden while raiding Berlin, even though routes often passed close by and the lights of that neutral country must have tempted many a crew.

Two more bombers soon crashed, possibly having been damaged over Berlin, but there were no more losses until a damaged Stirling of 75 Squadron succumbed 160 miles further on near Bonn, breaking into two parts in the air.

Among the buildings listed as damaged were two Henschel aircraft factories and a Daimler-Benz works, the last possibly being damaged by a crashing bomber, and also the Marstall, a famous old Berlin building which had once housed the Imperial horses but was now being used as a library and museum.

That let Dowling see that Confederate bombers had hit it even harder than Philadelphia.