Meaning of “bomber” in the English Dictionary

"bomber" in British English

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bombernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɒm.ər/ us /ˈbɑː.mɚ/

bomber noun [ C ] (PERSON)

B2 a person who uses bombs:

Rajiv Gandhi is believed to have been killed by a suicide bomber (= a person who carries a bomb on their body).

More examples

  • Seventeen people were killed this morning by bombers who targeted a shopping centre.
  • Terrorist bombers attacked the hotel, causing devastation and loss of life.
  • How did the bomber manage to get through the security barrier without being stopped?
  • Police are searching for a bomber who planted a device under a car in Birmingham last night.
  • Overnight, bombers attacked key targets around the city.

(Definition of “bomber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bomber" in American English

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bombernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑm·ər/

a person who makes or explodes bombs

A bomber is also an aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.

(Definition of “bomber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)