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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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Bombardier, which makes railcars and regional jets, said in a statement that proceeds from the planned sale of Adtranz's soon-to-be-sold fixed installations and signalling business would cut the net purchase price for Bombardier.
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Bombardier will design, supply and install the electrical and mechanical (E&M) equipment for the two lines including 70 four-car BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains (280 cars), BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 signalling and automatic train control technology, the Operation Control Centre, communication systems, platform screen doors and fare collection, power supply / power distribution systems as well as switch beams and depot equipment.
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The new facility will be serving Asia-Pacific markets for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, in partnership with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC).
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