(always, capitalized) An atomic bomb; a weapon that derives its energy from nuclear reactions and has enormous destructive power.
(always, capitalized) Atom-bomb; to bomb with an atom-bomb.
Origin of a-bomb
Shortened form of atomic bomb.
A-bomb Sentence Examples
When she rounded the corner to enter the room she shrieked, "Jesus, it looks like a bomb went off in here."
Needing a catchy name for his product, Reard took the name of a small South Pacific atoll being used for A-bomb testing, and christened his new swimsuit design the Bikini.
On June 28 (Kosovo Day) the Prince Regent took oath to the new constitution, but the ceremony was marred by an attempt to assassinate him and the premier, by a bomb thrown as they drove back to the palace.
An attempt was made on his life early in 1 9 04, and he was assassinated on the 28th of July of the same year by a bomb thrown under his carriage as he was on his way to Peterhof to make his report to the tsar; the assassin, Sasonov, was a member of the fighting organization of the socialist revolutionary party.
During his first week of office an anarchist, Vaillant, who had managed to gain admission to the chamber, threw a bomb at the president, and M.