dive-bombing : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target
  • v  bomb from a diving airplane

  • But that was before last week, before they saw the crematoriums in New York City and Washington and started to wonder if the next dive-bombing airliner could be aimed at them.
  • Thirteen of his Stukas, dive-bombing the British guns, were crumpled by fighters from South Africa, and the guns kept firing.
  • 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.

  • Jimmie Johnson in The Virginian-Pilot
    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."
  • Mark Cavendish in Modesto Bee
    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...

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