area bombing

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area bombing

[′er·ē·ə ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Dropping of bombs on a general locality rather than on a specific target or in a pattern.
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area bombing

Dropping bombs over all parts of a target area with the intention of hitting many small targets within the area or of making the area untenable for the enemy.
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