dive-bombing dive-bombing

Definition(s):

  • (n) a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target

Usage(s):

  1. Thirteen of his Stukas, dive-bombing the British guns, were crumpled by fighters from South Africa, and the guns kept firing.
  2. The techniques of dive-bombing and torpedo bombing were still relatively new, and aerial torpedoes were almost impossible to use in water as shallow as Pearl Harbor.
  3. But PBY pilots are proudest of their dive-bombing of Kiska through the overcast.

News

  • Seagulls Terrorize British Town

    Nesting seagulls are dive-bombing residents in a Cornwall town. Continue reading ?
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Discovery News

Quotes

  1. "I just wanted to make sure it wasn't intentional," Johnson said. "Racing for 15th and dive-bombing someone around the outside of turn 1 up into (turn) 2 isn't the smartest thing in my opinion. He thought it was a great idea."
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  2. "The circuit itself isn't dangerous," Cavendish said. "It's the mayhem that goes on that's dangerous. There were a lot of people : dive-bombing across the corners. There were some people who were taking a risk. Maybe in my former years I did...
    on May 17, 2010 By: Mark Cavendish Source: Modesto Bee

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