Meaning of “fragmentation bomb” in the English Dictionary

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"fragmentation bomb" in British English

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fragmentation bombnoun [ C ]

uk /fræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən ˌbɒm/ us /fræɡ.menˈteɪ.ʃən ˌbɑːm/ informal frag bomb, /ˈfræɡ ˌbɒm/ /ˈfræɡ ˌbɑːm/

Examples from literature

  • The floor above was a shambles, with bodies lying about, and the descending escalator was packed with white-robed attackers, who had apparently prepared for their charge by tossing down a number of heavy fragmentation bombs. 

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