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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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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.
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But Bombadier McDonald, who fought as a Desert Rat against Rommel in Africa, said his days of battle are not over yet.
The Queens Dragoon Guards prepare a Javelin missile system (above), Jackal top gunner, James Sudlow, 22, cleans his guns (left) and Lance Bombadier Jamie McCappin, 23, has a ration pack breakfast to keep warm; Lieutenant Colonel Alan Richmond; Matthew Hartt, 24 and James Sudlow train their scopes on the Nawar region of Helmand province
Frontier said that, as well as these policy and fee and changes, it has successfully implemented a number of initiatives which were designed to reduce aircraft fuel burn, partially offsetting the rising cost of oil, including new flight planning software, installation of lighter leather seats and utilisation of more fuel-efficient Bombadier Q400 NextGen aircraft.
MY son, a bombadier, has just returned safely from Iraq, and the ongoing conflicts bring the reality of war closer to home for all of us.