Etymology: From bombarder: a stone throwing engine.
- 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.
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