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daisy cutters (bomb)

daisy cutters is a plural form of daisy cutter

daisy cutter (bomb)


a bomb with only 10 to 20% explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles


artifact noun (man-made objects)


daisy cutters

Part of:

cluster bomb

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


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Definition references  (+images)

Oxford Dictionary:

fragmentation bomb

Syllabification: (frag·men·ta·tion bomb) | a bomb designed to break into small fragments as it explodes. (14 of 35 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/fragmentation-bomb


fragmentation bomb

a bomb or shell whose casing is splintered upon explosion and thrown in fragments in all directions (17 of 31 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fragmentation bomb

Cambridge Dictionary:

fragmentation bomb

a bomb that has a thick outer covering which breaks into a lot of small pieces that are thrown in every direction when it explodes (25 of 30 words)


New World Dictionary:

fragmentation bomb

a bomb that scatters in broken, jagged pieces over a wide area when it explodes (15 of 17 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

fragmentation bomb

An aerial antipersonnel bomb that scatters shrapnel over a wide area upon explosion. (13 of 16 words)


Random House Dictionary:

fragmentation bomb

a bomb designed to break into many small, high-velocity fragments when detonated. (12 of 14 words)



fragmentation bomb [military] | fragmentation bombs [plural]

An antipersonnel bomb that scatters shrapnel when it explodes (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fragmentation bomb

Collins Dictionary:

daisy cutter

[soccer] a powerful shot that moves close to the ground | [cricket] a ball bowled, kicked, or hit so that it rolls along the ground | a powerful bomb ... (27 of 344 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples)



Daisy cutter [disambiguation]

may mean: Daisy cutter (fuse), a type of fuse | A type of bomb, the BLU-82 | A seldom used term for a sharply struck ground ball in baseball, used mostly in Vintage base ball | In cricket, a ball that bounces multiple times before reaching the batsman... (45 of 133 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Daisy cutter

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cluster munitions | cluster bombs

air-dropped or ground-launched weapons that open in mid-air and scatter dozens, hundreds, or thousands of smaller submunitions (or "bomblets") over a ... (21 of 355 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

cluster bomb [countable] | cluster bombs [plural]

a bomb dropped from an aircraft that contains a lot of smaller bombs that it sends out over a large area when it explodes (24 of 53 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

bomb [weapon]

a container carrying an explosive charge that is fused to detonate under certain conditions and that is either dropped or set into position at a given ... (26 of 727 words, 1 image)


bomb [volcanic ejecta]

in volcanism, unconsolidated volcanic material that has a diameter greater than 64 mm and forms from clots of wholly or partly molten lava ejected ... (24 of 134 words, 1 image)


Encarta Dictionary:

fragmentation bomb | fragmentation bombs [plural]

a bomb or shell with a thick casing that is designed to shatter on detonation into many destructive fragments in order to cause maximum damage or ... (26 of 41 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861690735​/definition​.html  [offline]

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