Synonyms of 'Bombs'
atom bomb or A-bombbangalore torpedobarrel bomban improvised unguided bomb, typically made from a large barrel-shaped metal container that has been filled with explosives, shrapnel, etc, and then dropped from a helicopterblockbustera large bomb used to demolish extensive areas or strengthened targets bombletone of a number of small bombs contained in a larger bomb bouncing bomba bomb used by the RAF in World War II, designed to bounce along water cluster bomba bomb that throws out a number of smaller bombs or antipersonnel projectiles when it explodes depth chargea bomb used to attack submarines that explodes at a pre-set depth of water V-1or flying bomba robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejet fusion bomba type of bomb in which most of the energy is provided by nuclear fusion, esp the fusion of hydrogen isotopes grenadehand grenadehydrogen bomba type of bomb in which energy is released by fusion of hydrogen nuclei to give helium nuclei. The energy required to initiate the fusion is provided by the detonation of an atomic bomb, which is surrounded by a hydrogen-containing substance such as lithium deuteride improvised explosive device or IEDincendiary or incendiary bomba bomb that is designed to start fires Mills bomba type of high-explosive hand grenade Molotov cocktailan elementary incendiary weapon, usually a bottle of petrol with a short-delay fuse or wick; petrol bomb nail bombneutron bombnuclear bomba bomb whose force is due to uncontrolled nuclear fusion or nuclear fission petrol bomba home-made incendiary device, consisting of a bottle filled with petrol and stoppered with a wick, that is thrown by hand pipe bombplastic bomba bomb consisting of a putty-like explosive charge fitted with a detonator and timing device stun grenadea nonlethal grenade which is used to disturb the senses of enemies by its loud noise and its bright light time bomba bomb containing a timing mechanism that determines the time at which it will detonate ▷ See bomb
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