cluster bomb

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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Usage

In literature:

Clustered on every air base were flights of planes, each one crammed with bombs.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
So had some Stukas a couple of hours before and they had marked it well with a cluster of bomb craters.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
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In news:

BEIRUT — The Syrian regime was accused Sunday of dropping cluster bomb s — indiscriminate scattershot munitions banned by most nations — in a new sign of desperation and disregard for its own people.
46 Nations Push for Cluster Bomb Treaty.
THE AFTERLIFE OF CLUSTER BOMBS.
Syria using cluster bombs according to rights group.
Syria denies using cluster bombs.
Syria denied Monday a report that its forces have been using cluster bombs in its civil war.
Russia says 'no evidence' its cluster bombs being used in Syria (VIDEO).
Up to 10 children were killed in the bombing of a playground near Damascus in Syria, allegedly by a government jet dropping a cluster bomb.
A 2-year-old girl uses a cluster bomb casing to bathe in the northeast province of Houaphan, Laos .
In Laos , unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War still pose real danger to civilians, including children and poor farmers.
As cluster bomb ban takes effect, the view from Laos .
The cluster bomb ban – officially known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions – comes into force today.
Human Rights Watch released video that appeared to show cluster bomb munitions fired by Syrian government forces.
It's hard to believe that Clinton was unaware of the humanitarian crisis when she voted to continue the use of cluster bombs.
Video evidence of cluster bombs.
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