daisy cutter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n daisy cutter a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
    • n daisy cutter a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
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Usage

In literature:

I've seen him catch a daisy-cutter in his teeth.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I've seen him catch a daisy-cutter in his teeth.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 9." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Merriwell hit it, and sent a "daisy cutter" down into right field, exactly where he wished to place it.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Thus the Daisy Cutter and his vagaries became a proverb in Birmingham.
"Geoffery Gambado" by William Henry Bunbury
Some very fast trotters, "daisy cutters," go with so little upward jerk that it is almost impossible to rise on them at all.
"Riding for Ladies" by W. A. Kerr
Northern Luzon, 1945: all they'd done that night was drop a few daisy-cutters.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
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