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Meaning of BOMBARDIER

Pronunciation:  `bâmbur'deer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
  2. [n]  a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery
 

BOMBARDIER is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: aircrewman, bomber aircrew, bomber crew, noncom, noncommissioned officer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bom`bar*dier"\, n. [F. bombardier.] (Mil.)
(a) One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a
    gunner. [Archaic]
(b) A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.

{Bombardier beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a kind of beetle ({Brachinus
   crepitans}), so called because, when disturbed, it makes
   an explosive discharge of a pungent and acrid vapor from
   its anal glands. The name is applied to other related
   species, as the {B. displosor}, which can produce ten or
   twelve explosions successively. The common American
   species is {B. fumans}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aerial photographer, aircrew, aircrewman, artillerist, artilleryman, avigator, belly gunner, bomb thrower, bomber, cannoneer, crew, crew chief, flight attendant, flight crew, gunner, hostess, machine gunner, meteorologist, navigator, steward, stewardess
 

 

 

 

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