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noun 
  1. The person who releases bombs from aircraft.
    • 1990 Operations Analysis in the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force in World War II Charles W McArthur?: Publisher American Mathematical Society: ISBN 0821801589 P142. "The then checked the gyroscopic stabilization of the bombsight and clutched in the electrical motor."
    • (British) a non-commissioned artillery officer.
    • Wikipedia: Bombardier (Bdr) and Lance Bombardier (LBdr or L/Bdr) are British Army ranks used in the Royal Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery instead of (respectively) Corporal and Lance Corporal.
    • An artilleryman; a gunner.
    • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov: Early Stories: Publisher Oxford University Press. ISBN 0192837567. "He has known for ages why a sturdy rides alongside the officer at the head of each battery, and why he is given a special name.
Etymology: From bombarder: a stone throwing engine.


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