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smoke bomb

An air-dropped bomb that emits smoke either on impact or while in descent. The former normally is a practice bomb, and the smoke is used to plot errors; the latter is used to calculate wind velocity.
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Smokebombs are fireworks designed to produce smoke upon ignition.
Generating massive publicity, he became known as Hain the Pain for strategies that included pitch invasions, lobbing orange smokebombs and even gluing the locks of the players' hotel rooms.
But this 18,500 capacity ground 80 miles from Prague was bubbling before kick- off as the drums beat out and the smokebombs exploded.
In fairness, the Motherwell lads who enjoy playing free-flowing total football couldn't concentrate that night thanks to the smokebombs, flares and sound of hundreds of seats being mangled in the away end.
At Sligo John Dillon and I put smokebombs through the letter boxes of our team-mates' houses.
When Chelsea played there we were greeted at the airport with a staged demonstration, chants, jeering, smokebombs, banners and aggressive behaviour all staged for effect in front of TV cameras.