delayed action bomb


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delayed action bomb

[di′lād ‚ak·shən ′bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb with a delay fuse; the delay action may vary from a fraction of a second to several days after impact.
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The Germans dropped over 100 high explosive bombs, several delayed action bombs and hundreds of incendiaries.
The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked by red flags at a reasonably, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.
The civilians were advised to stay away because of delayed action bombs.
These were caused by the first delayed action bombs that were dropped by the Luftwaffe, which were unknown during this time.
He remembers the November Blitz, when severe damage to the factory and the presence of delayed action bombs caused production to come to a complete standstill for a week.
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