Bombardier vs Bomber - What's the difference?

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Bombardier is a related term of bomber.


As nouns the difference between bombardier and bomber

is that bombardier is (north america) a bomber crew member who sights and releases bombs while bomber is a military aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.

As a adjective bomber is

(climbing|slang) completely solid and secure, usually referring to some form of protective gear (nb the forms "more bomber" or "most bomber" are unusual).

bombardier

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (North America) A bomber crew member who sights and releases bombs.
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  • (Canada, Britain) A non-commissioned officer rank in artillery, equivalent to corporal. Abbreviated
  • * Wikipedia : Bombardier (Bdr) and Lance Bombardier (LBdr or L/Bdr) are British Army ranks used in the Royal Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery instead of (respectively) Corporal and Lance Corporal. In the Canadian Forces, the Artillery Branch uses the ranks of Master Bombardier and Bombardier instead of Master Corporal and Corporal.
  • An artilleryman; a gunner.
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  • (entomology) A bombardier beetle.
  • Derived terms

    * lance bombardier * master bombardier * bombardier beetle

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    bomber

    English

    Etymology 1

    (bomb)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A military aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.
  • A person who sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism.
  • A bomber jacket.
  • * 2012 November 15, Tom Lamont, How Mumford & Sons became the biggest band in the world'' (in ''The Guardian )
  • First singer and guitarist Marcus Mumford, wearing a black suit, then bassist Ted Dwane, in leather bomber and T-shirt. Next bearded banjo player Winston Marshall, his blue flannel shirt hanging loose, and pianist Ben Lovett, wrapped in a woollen coat.
  • (US) A 22-ounce beer bottle.
  • Derived terms
    * bomber jacket * suicide bomber * stealth bomber * superbomber * torpedo bomber

    Etymology 2

    A shortened form of bombproof.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (climbing, slang) Completely solid and secure, usually referring to some form of protective gear (n.b. the forms "more bomber" or "most bomber" are unusual).
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