bomb bay

noun a compartment in the fuselage of an aircraft used to hold bombs.

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  • bomb bay — n. a storage compartment in the fuselage of a bomber, with doors beneath it, for carrying bombs, fuel tanks, spare parts, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Bomb bay — The older name of the Indian city of Mumbai, is correctly spelled Bombay . The bomb bay on some military aircraft is a compartment, usually in the aircraft s fuselage, featuring an openable hatch (usually referred to as bomb bay doors ). The bomb …   Wikipedia

  • bomb bay — noun : a bomb carrying compartment on the underside of a combat airplane fuselage usually with down swinging doors through which bombs are dropped * * * Aeron., Mil. (in the fuselage of a bomber) the compartment in which bombs are carried and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bomb bay — An internal bay in aircraft for carrying bombs. It may be located in the fuselage, the wings, or even streamlined nacelles. A feature normally associated with bombers rather than fighters …   Aviation dictionary

  • bomb bay — /ˈbɒm beɪ/ (say bom bay) noun the compartment of an aeroplane in which bombs are carried …   Australian English dictionary

  • bomb bay — Aeron., Mil. (in the fuselage of a bomber) the compartment in which bombs are carried and from which they are dropped. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • bay — Ⅰ. bay [1] ► NOUN ▪ a broad curved inlet of the sea. ORIGIN Old French baie, from Old Spanish bahia. Ⅱ. bay [2] (also bay laurel or sweet bay) ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • bay — bay1 [bā] n. [ME bai < OFr baie < ML baia, prob. < Iberian] 1. a) a part of a sea or lake that cuts into the shoreline; wide inlet: usually smaller than a gulf b) International Law a small gulf with an opening to the sea of less than 24… …   English World dictionary

  • Bomb — A bomb is any of a range of devices that typically rely on the exothermic chemical reaction of an explosive material to produce an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. (A nuclear weapon employs chemical based explosives to initiate a… …   Wikipedia

  • bomb — n. & v. n. 1 a a container with explosive, incendiary material, smoke, or gas etc., designed to explode on impact or by means of a time mechanism or remote control device. b an ordinary object fitted with an explosive device (letter bomb). 2… …   Useful english dictionary


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