from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The member of a combat aircraft crew who operates the bombsight and drops the bombs.
- n. Chiefly British A noncommissioned artillery officer.
- n. Archaic A soldier in the artillery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bomber crew member who sights and releases bombs.
- n. A non-commissioned officer rank in artillery, equivalent to corporal. Abbreviated Bdr.
- n. An artilleryman; a gunner.
- n. A bombardier beetle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a gunner.
- n. A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a soldier in charge of a bombard or cannon; specifically, in the British army, a non-commissioned officer of the Royal Artillery, ranking next below a corporal, whose duty it is to load shells, grenades, etc., and to fix the fuses, and who is particularly appointed to the service of mortars and howitzers.
- n. A bombardier-beetle.
- n. A name of a European frog, Bombinator igneus.
- n. [capitalized] A former name, among the Portuguese, for a Fleming or other foreigner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
- n. a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery
French, from Old French bombarde, bombard; see bombard.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French bombarder ("a stone throwing engine"). (Wiktionary)