Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of a number of small bombs usually contained in a cluster bomb and released in midair.

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  • noun A small or subsidiary bomb, such as one of those released by a cluster bomb.

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  • noun one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb

Etymologies

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bomb +‎ -let

Examples

  • About 150 yards into the jungle, the boys spotted an unexploded bomblet from a U.S. cluster bomb dropped here during the Vietnam War.

    USATODAY.com - 30-year-old bombs still very deadly in Laos

  • Submunition (also called a bomblet): A small explosive packed in a larger bomb that separates from it before impact.

    USATODAY.com - 30-year-old bombs still very deadly in Laos

  • 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.

    Steven Crandell: The United States of Cluster Bombs

  • By the way, isn't "bomblet" a lovely word for a weapon which mains and kills so many children?

    Yeah, but not "deliberately"

  • By the way, isn't "bomblet" a lovely word for a weapon which mains and kills so many children?

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The journalist had picked up the U.S.-made bomblet in Iraq and was bringing it home as a souvenir.

    Peace Meals

  • The light is bloodthirsty and will smash your collarbone with a spear or a bomblet.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • 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.

    Peace Meals

  • The light is bloodthirsty and will smash your collarbone with a spear or a bomblet.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • 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.

    Peace Meals

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