Definition of Airburst

1. Noun. An explosion in the atmosphere.

Generic synonyms: Blowup, Detonation, Explosion



Definition of Airburst

1. Noun. The explosion of a bomb or similar weapon in the air rather than on the ground. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Airburst

1. an explosion in the air [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airburst

airbrasive technique
airbreather
airbreathers
airbreathing
airbreathing catfish
airbrick
airbricks
airbridge
airbridges
airbrush
airbrushed
airbrusher
airbrushers
airbrushes
airbrushing
airburst (current term)
airbursts
airbus
airbuses
airbusses
aircar
aircars
aircheck
airchecks
aircoach
aircoaches
airconditioned
airconditioner
airconditioners
airconditioning

Literary usage of Airburst

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1. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Frederic Solomon (1986)
"Figure 24 shows the range dependence of the government's probability of injury assumptions for a 1-Mt airburst. At selected ranges below the horizontal axis ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"Any type command may have a flagship, tender, and aircraft assigned toit type load—See standard load. types of burst—See airburst; fallout safe height of ..."

3. Operation Desert Storm: Evaluation of the Air Campaign by Kwai-Cheung Chan (1997)
"Of the 260 TLAM Cs and D-Is that transitioned to cruise flight, 30 were TLAM Cs with "programmed warhead detonation"—airburst mode—that created damage ..."

4. Effects of Nuclear Earth-penetrator And Other Weapons by Nas (2005)
"... burst; (2) a low-altitude (below the fallout-free limit) airburst; (3) an airburst at the fallout-free height of burst; and (4) a subsurface burst. ..."

5. C3I: Issues of Command & Control edited by Thomas P. Coakley (1994)
"What happens when an airburst is 150 kilometers high, for instance? What kinds of things are going to go wrong with ..."

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