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bomber

Drug slang
A regional street term for a large joint (marijuana cigarette).
 
Military medicine
A military aircraft designed to attack land and sea targets by dropping bombs onto them. They are divided into:
• Strategic bombers—which bomb strategic targets (e.g., supply bases, bridges, factories, shipyards, and cities) to damage an enemy's war effort. As a rule, strategic bombers deliver bigger bombs from higher altitude and are thus less precise. These are of greatest interest/concern for medical personnel on the ground because the damage is greater and less descriminate.
• Tactical bombers—which bomb specific military targets and installations with greater precision than strategic bombing.

Terrorism
A person who detonates an explosive with the intent of killing military personnel or civilians.
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He was in France working as an army motorbike messenger in August 1944 when he witnessed the bomber plane crash land upside down.
Earlier videos from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" showed Katniss taking down two bomber planes of the Capitol with her bow and arrow.
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org/2016/12/15/journalist_iona_craig_the_us_could) midair refueling of Saudi bomber planes, the war would end shortly thereafter.
From the air, a P3 Orion guided bomber planes as they dropped explosives on the remaining battle zone measuring about a square kilometer, where some 70-80 gunmen were holed up, while helicopters also fired rockets towards it.
He later retweeted a posting from US Pacific Command that showed B-1B Lancer bomber planes on Guam that "stand ready to fulfill USFK's PSFightTonight mission if called upon to do so".
The Air Force is planning to start work in 2017 to put a hypersonic, traditional strike weapon on fighter and bomber planes.
ONE thousand civilians killed by German bomber planes have been honoured thanks to a pensioner.
During his visit Simon met Roy Paterson, 90, ex-RAF, who flew bomber planes during the Second World War, as well as John Bolton, 89, an Army veteran who served from 1944-48.
During the war, all lighting had to be extinguished at night, which successfully confused any German bomber planes.
Elephants, he reveals, were targeted by US bomber planes during the Vietnam War, suspected of transporting Viet Cong cargo beneath the forest canopy; while in late 19th century Britain, there was 'a pervasive political bias' against canals and canal people--a major reason for the state's reliance on and investment in railroad technology was that the railways served stable, stationary town populations, who were less subversive (more middleclass) than the people of the waterways.
In an interview in 2007, Mrs Thompson revealed how she was charged with defending Cardiff Castle against bomber planes.