fragmentation bomb


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fragmentation bomb 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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In literature:

High on the wall it burst like a bomb, shivering fragments flying in all directions.
"Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" by Stephen Crane
Another struck a bottle-end, and burst into milk-white fragments, like a bomb.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
They had been badly cut by the jagged fragments of stone flung up by the bursting bomb.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
His legs were pitted with a great number of small wounds caused by minute bomb fragments.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
Above this darts a black dense cloud speckled with solid fragments that shoot into the air like bombs.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
The bomb is about the size of a lemon, and is made to break into small fragments.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
This action was a bomb-shell whose fragments disrupted the student and alumni bodies of all the Western Conference colleges.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
Rather, it was like a bomb-fragment; or even more like a shard of a gigantic broken vase.
"Asteroid of Fear" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
You killed on the market square a pig, which was struck in the belly by the fragment of a bomb.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
But it was not bombs that she feared, nor the whizzing of balls, nor fragments of stones, but the anger of her husband.
"Pan Michael" by Henryk Sienkiewicz

In news:

Leonardo's sketch of a mortar for fragmentation bombs.
This bomb lance fragment, patented in 1879, was removed from the neck of a bowhead whale captured at Barrow, Alaska, in May 2007.