precision bombing


precision bombing
noun
: the dropping of aerial bombs by means of a bombsight upon a narrowly defined target (as a ship or factory) especially so as not to straddle or overspread — compare area bombing, pinpoint, saturate

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aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped, as accurately as possible, on a specific, usually small, target. Also called pinpoint bombing. Cf. area bombing, pattern bombing.
[1935-40]

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precision bombing,
the dropping of bombs from an aircraft on a specific building, group of buildings, or other narrowly defined target, usually with the aid of a special bombsight or from a relatively low altitude.

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