1. Military. an airplane equipped to carry and drop bombs.
  2. a person who drops or sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism or sabotage.
  3. bomber jacket.


  1. a military aircraft designed to carry out bombing missions
  2. a person who plants bombs
  3. navy slang a Polaris submarine

“one who throws bombs,” 1915, agent noun from bomb (v.). As a type of military aircraft, from 1917.

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