bombsight [bäm′sīt΄]
a complex instrument on a bomber which can determine when to drop a bomb in order to strike a target

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  • bombsight — ombsight n. 1. a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombsight — A bombsight is a device used by bomber aircraft to assist in the task of accurately dropping bombs on a ground target. Although it could be as simple as a set of crosshairs, the term generally refers to more complicated devices that allow… …   Wikipedia

  • bombsight — noun Date: 1917 a sighting device for aiming bombs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bombsight — /bom suyt /, n. Mil. (in an aircraft) an instrument for aiming bombs at a target, esp. a device that can assume complete control of the aircraft during a bombing run, can automatically compensate for speed, winds, etc., and can guide the release… …   Universalium

  • bombsight — noun A device which allows bombs to be accurately dropped from moving aircraft so as to hit a desired target …   Wiktionary

  • bombsight — n. instrument that automatically directs a bomb at its target (in aircraft) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bombsight — noun a device used in an aircraft for aiming bombs …   English new terms dictionary

  • bombsight — bomb•sight [[t]ˈbɒmˌsaɪt[/t]] n. mil a device installed in an aircraft for guiding the release of bombs • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • bombsight — /ˈbɒmsaɪt/ (say bomsuyt) noun an aiming instrument used to tell when to drop a bomb from an aircraft so that it will hit a specified target …  

  • bombsight — noun a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs • Hypernyms: ↑sights …   Useful english dictionary

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