bombsight bombsight

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs

Usage(s):

  1. When the bombsight said the time had come, the bombs fell toward the target.
  2. The B-29s yielded the Russians their design plus the Norden bombsight.
  3. The target, the U-boat works at Vegesack, near Bremen, was nearly lined up in the bombsight.

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  • Tibbets called Ferebee "the best bombardier who ever looked through the eyepiece of a Norden bombsight" and selected him as a crew member on the secret project.
    on Mar 14, 2007 By: Paul Tibbets Source: News & Observer (registration)

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