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Bombardier   /bˌɑmbərdˈɪr/   Listen

A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
The member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target.

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... that are confined for insubordination.—Henceforth every shadow of discipline vanishes, and, in the following month, murders multiply. M. de Possel, a navy administrator, is taken from his dwelling, and a rope is passed around his neck; he is saved just in time by a bombardier, the secretary of the club. M. Senis, caught in his country-house, is hung on the Place du Vieux Palais. Desidery, a captain in the navy, the cure of La Valette, and M. de Sacqui des Thourets, are beheaded in the suburbs, and their beads are brought into town on the ends of three ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 2 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

Words linked to "Bombardier" :   noncom, aircrewman, enlisted officer, noncommissioned officer, bomber crew, bomber aircrew

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