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bom•bard



Pronunciation: (
v.bom-bärd', bum-;
n.bom'bärd),
[key]
v.t.
1. to attack or batter with artillery fire.
2. to attack with bombs.
3. to assail vigorously: to bombard the speaker with questions.
4. Physics.to direct high energy particles or radiations against: to bombard a nucleus.

n.
1. the earliest kind of cannon, originally throwing stone balls.
2. Naut.See bomb ketch.
3. an English leather tankard of the 18th century and earlier, similar to but larger than a blackjack.
4. Obs.a leather jug.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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