area bombing meaning

  "area bombing" in a sentence
Noun: area bombing
  1. An extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
    - carpet bombing, saturation bombing

Derived forms: area bombings

Type of: bombardment, bombing

Encyclopedia: Area bombing

(*) Bombing of a target which is in effect a general area rather than a small or pinpoint target.


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  1. On November 1, 1911, strafing run or area bombing.
  2. At the time, area bombing was contrasted with precision bombing.
  3. Harris was a zealous advocate of the area bombing of German cities.
  4. Hospital officials later say about 10 civilians killed in monthlong Mazar area bombing.
  5. Instead, he favoured area bombing against industrial cities.

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