American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of a number of small bombs usually contained in a cluster bomb and released in midair.
- n. one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
- bomb + -let (Wiktionary)
“About 150 yards into the jungle, the boys spotted an unexploded bomblet from a U.S. cluster bomb dropped here during the Vietnam War.”
“Submunition (also called a bomblet): A small explosive packed in a larger bomb that separates from it before impact.”
“Everyone, everywhere has the right to life and liberty without the fear of stumbling over a little "bomblet" dropped by Uncle Sam or any other nation.”
“By the way, isn't "bomblet" a lovely word for a weapon which mains and kills so many children?”
“The light is bloodthirsty and will smash your collarbone with a spear or a bomblet.”
“The journalist had picked up the U.S.-made bomblet in Iraq and was bringing it home as a souvenir.”
“Down the street, another man used a large cooking pot to cover the unexploded canister dug into the dirt outside his house; to make sure his five children stayed away, the man spent most of his time squatting next to the bomblet, guarding it.”
“With Joel Klein out the door of the Tweed Courthouse, having deployed his golden parachute successfully over Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp headquarters, a little bomblet was dropped by the Department of Education.”
“With New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein out the door of the Tweed Courthouse, having deployed his golden parachute successfully over Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation headquarters, a little bomblet was dropped by the Department of Education.”
“What is the legal distinction between killing a targeted individual with a laser guided bomblet fired from a Predator missile, and killing him up close and personal via hitsquad?”
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A bunch of -let words, emphasis on the diminutive. Feel free to neologize.
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