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bombardier

any of various small carabid beetles of the genus Brachinus, esp B. crepitans of Europe, which defend themselves by ejecting a jet of volatile fluid

Bombardier

Canadian a snow tractor, typically having caterpillar tracks at the rear and skis at the front

Bombardier

 

a military rank introduced in the 1680’s for artillerists among Peter the Great’s “boy-soldiers” (poteshnye). Since the late eighteenth century the term “bombardier” has designated a rank-and-file artillerist operating and servicing bombardment weapons (mortars, howitzers, and edinorogs [cannons cast in a form resembling a unicorn’s horn]); later, the term denoted a soldier’s rank (also bombardiergunner, bombardier-technician, bombardier-observer) in the artillery units of the Russian Army, corresponding to the rank of private first class in the infantry.

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Perhaps some people taking part consumed rather more pints of Bombadier than was altogether wise.
In the Brazil-Canada dispute over aircraft, though Brazil was claiming over three billion dollars of damages, (233) Bombadier (the Canadian producer of aircraft) cheerfully described the outcome as "an issue that is being discussed and dealt with between the governments of Canada and Brazil" and at the end of the day "probably would not have anything to do with aircraft.
Saud Khoury will join Maxi Malacalza and Stuart Wrigley in Team Autism Rocks, while brothers Tariq and Rashid Al Bwardy will turn up for Team Cadillac and VistaJet Bombadier respectively at the competition on April 10-11.
Bombadier Charles M Newberry wrote to his former headmaster describing how he spent Christmas 1915: "We came out of action on Christmas Eve and travelled 22 miles on Christmas Day with scanty fare - may next December bring something different.
the event scale of Rail+Metro China 2014 reaches 20,000 square meters, with more than 200 renowned enterprises joining the event, highlighting CSR, CNR, Bombadier, Alstom, ZTE, Thales Saic, Casco, and Vossloh.
Key players in this market include major companies such as Bombadier, Embraer and Sukhoi and emerging companies such as Regio Aviasi Industri (Indonesia), United Aircraft Corporation and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).
The deal followed a seven-figure framework deal with Hitachi in September, to supply parts for the Intercity Express programme, and deals with train builders Alston and Bombadier, and manufacturing giant Hyundai.
Lance Bombadier Andrae Frazer is working as a security commander, ensuring bases are safe as they are cleared by Gurkhas or handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces.
He also popped up as Bombadier Solomon in It Ain't Half Hot Mum and as the mechanic Des in Minder.