bomber

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English[edit]

Halifax Bomber of the Canadian Forces

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

bomb +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

bomber (plural bombers)

  1. (aviation, military) A military aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.
  2. A person who sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism.
    • 2000 June 6, Nick Hopkins, “The bomber who tried to unleash a race war”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The nail bomber who killed three people and injured dozens of others in a terrifying campaign last spring told police he was a homophobic Nazi, and that he hoped the explosions would "set fire to the country and stir up a racial war", the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
  3. (clothing) Ellipsis of bomber jacket.
    • 1991 March 18, Jeff Black, “The Bomber Jacket Is Taking Lots of Flak”, in DNR, volume 21, number 53, ISSN 1092-5511, page 13:
      A few years ago, the leather bomber was a gold mine for retailers and a gravy train for vendors. Consumers were crazy for them.
    • 2012 November 15, Tom Lamont, “How Mumford & Sons became the biggest band in the world”, in The Guardian[2]:
      First singer and guitarist Marcus Mumford, wearing a black suit, then bassist Ted Dwane, in leather bomber and T-shirt. []
  4. (US) A 22-ounce beer bottle.
  5. A graffiti bomber.
    • 2002, Ivor Miller, Aerosol kingdom: subway painters of New York City (page 195)
      To bomb the system is to saturate MTA subway cars with one's signatures. ln the 1980s, certain writers were identified as bombers because they had mastered all disciplines of the form: insides, throw-ups, window-downs, top-to-bottoms, []
  6. (slang) A large cannabis cigarette.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana cigarette
    • 2011, Vera Rubin, Cannabis and Culture (page 510)
      In Canada, marihuana cigarettes rarely contain any tobacco, and may vary in size from a few hundred milligrams up to a several gram "bomber."
    • 2017, Thomas Conrad, The Reunion
      That night, I swallowed the last of my pain pills, smoked a bomber, and let the drugs carry me away.
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A shortened form of bombproof.

Adjective[edit]

bomber (comparative more bomber, superlative most bomber)

  1. (climbing, slang) Completely solid and secure, usually referring to some form of protective gear.
Usage notes[edit]

The forms "more bomber" or "most bomber" are unusual.

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Aragonese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bom.ˈbeɾ/, /bom.ˈbe/

Noun[edit]

bomber m (plural bombers)

  1. firefighter (person whose job is to put out fires)
    • 2010, Academia de l’Aragonés, Propuesta ortografica de l’Academia de l’Aragonés, 2nd edition, Edacar, page 45:
      Corre! Grita a os bombers! Fe-lo ya!
      Run! Shout to the firefighters! Do it now!

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bomba +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

bomber m (plural bombers, feminine bombera)

  1. firefighter

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bombe (to bomb, agent noun) +‎ -er, calque of English bomber.

Noun[edit]

bomber c (singular definite bomberen, plural indefinite bombere)

  1. (rare) bomber (military aircraft dropping bombs)
    Synonym: bombefly
  2. (rare) bomber (a pilot in a bomber)
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

bomber c

  1. indefinite plural of bombe

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

bomber

  1. present tense of bombe

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

bombe +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bomber

  1. (intransitive or reflexive) to bulge
  2. (figuratively) to cower, to bend
  3. (colloquial) to move, walk quickly
  4. (colloquial) to spray-paint (especially of taggers or graffiti artists)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English bomber (jacket).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bomber m (plural bombers)

  1. bomber jacket

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bomber.

Noun[edit]

bomber m (invariable)

  1. graffiti artist
  2. goal scorer (football)
  3. bomber jacket

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bomb + -er.

Verb[edit]

bomber (gerund bombéthie)

  1. (Jersey) to bomb

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

bomber m or f

  1. indefinite plural of bombe

Verb[edit]

bomber

  1. present of bombe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

bomber f

  1. indefinite plural of bombe

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bomber

  1. indefinite plural of bomb