Definition of bombardier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌbɒmbəˈdɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɑːmbərˈdɪr//
    The air force
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  1. 1the person on a military plane in the US air force who is responsible for aiming and dropping bombs See related entries: The air force
  2. 2a member of a low rank in the Royal Artillery (= a part of the British army that uses large guns)
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting a soldier in charge of a bombard, an early form of cannon): from French, from Old French bombarde ‘cannon’, probably based on Latin bombus ‘booming, humming’, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin.
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