dive bombing

bombing (from a plane) at low altitude

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dive-bombing — noun a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target • Derivationally related forms: ↑dive bomb • Hypernyms: ↑bombing run * * * diveˈ bombing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑dive …   Useful english dictionary

  • dive bombing — Mil. a technique of bombing in which the bomb load is released when the aircraft is in a steep dive, usually at an angle of 60 degrees or more from horizontal. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • dive bombing — Mil. a technique of bombing in which the bomb load is released when the aircraft is in a steep dive, usually at an angle of 60 degrees or more from horizontal. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dive Bomber (film) — Dive Bomber The poster depicts the climactic scene where the Lockheed Electra transport used as an experimental aircraft, is out of control. Directed by Michael Curtiz …   Wikipedia

  • dive-bomb — dive bombs, dive bombing, dive bombed VERB If a plane dive bombs an area, it suddenly flies down low over it to drop bombs onto it. [V n] The Russians had to dive bomb the cities to regain control. [Also V] …   English dictionary

  • Dive bomber — For other uses, see Dive Bomber (disambiguation). An SBD Dauntless drops its bomb. The dive brakes are extended and are visible behind the wings. A dive bomber is a bomber aircraft that dives directly at its targets in order to provide greater… …   Wikipedia

  • dive-bomb — verb bomb from a diving airplane • Derivationally related forms: ↑dive bomber, ↑dive bombing • Hypernyms: ↑bombard, ↑bomb • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˈdive bomb …   Useful english dictionary

  • bombing — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bombardment, shelling, air attack; see attack 1 . Methods of bombing include: air bombing, high altitude bombing, precision bombing, saturation bombing, carpet bombing, wave bombing, dive bombing, skip bombing, low level… …   English dictionary for students

  • bombing — Synonyms and related words: air cover, air raid, air support, area bombing, blitz, carpet bombing, cover, dive bombing, dry run, high altitude bombing, low altitude bombing, milk run, mission, precision bombing, reconnaissance, reconnaissance… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dive-bomb — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms dive bomb : present tense I/you/we/they dive bomb he/she/it dive bombs present participle dive bombing past tense dive bombed past participle dive bombed to attack someone or something by flying… …   English dictionary

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