Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bomb that generates a strong electromagnetic pulse in the microwave frequency range, used to destroy or disrupt electronic equipment. Also called microwave bomb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildings

Etymologies

e(lectromagnetic) + bomb.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It is so nice to know that there are other people in this world who would like to send an e-bomb to the various "reality" television shows.

    Mail Call: Coping In A Time Of Uncertainty

  • Ironically, Hood had believed that the only way they would be affected by an e-bomb is if an Air Force test at Andrews went sour.

    Call to Treason

  • "The companion question, of course, is in addition to having the technical wherewithal, who would have the logistical chops to put an e-bomb inside a water bottle?"

    Call to Treason

  • Unlike conventional explosives, which destroyed a plane in the air, an e-bomb would simply shut the engine off and drop the plane, its fuel, and its bombs on whatever was below.

    Call to Treason

  • And you mentioned the e-bomb, and I can't talk to you about that because I don't know anything about it.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2003

  • And I'm simply pointing out that what some may have in mind -- the example given was the e-bomb -- should also be joined by a range of other things, to include weapons like electronic sorts of measures.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2003

  • "On jihadist websites there are all sorts of manuals explaining how to make an e-bomb, how to create a virus, how to use encryption techniques", Mr Thomas said.

    TODAYonline

  • Hybrid munitions would give warheads the added punch of an e-bomb that can "destroy and disable electronic systems and their operators" all in one blast.

    Minstrel Boy

  • Naturally, I don't expect an e-bomb being set off in L.A. any time soon; but I also don't expect a fatal gun accident in my house any time soon, since those are rare events, too.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • I would have a different worry than a terrorist e-bomb.

    Libertarian Blog Place

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