bomb

Part of speech: noun

A hollow iron shell filled with explosive material to be shot from a cannon; also, any similar receptacle containing an explosive. bombshell.

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Usage examples "bomb":

  1. In a way, if an atom bomb had to be used to destroy them, they would have succeeded. - "Operation Terror", William Fitzgerald Jenkins.
  2. " It's a bomb, sure enough," Craig exclaimed, looking up from it at last to me. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. A moment of tingling silence settled over the made- over bomb compartment. - "Dave Dawson at Casablanca", Robert Sydney Bowen.