Definitions of bombing

n an attack by dropping bombs

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bombing run
that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs
area bombing, carpet bombing, saturation bombing
an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target
loft bombing, toss bombing
a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb
Type of:
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

n the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists

suicide bombing
a terrorist bombing carried out by someone who does not hope to survive it
Type of:
a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged

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