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Definition of the noun a-bomb

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  1. a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
    • examples: A fanatic threw a bomb at the king's coach. | In London, the police are always worried about finding a bomb on the train or subway. | Rev. King's house was destroyed by a bomb. But still, the buses went on empty. | The campaign seems to be going like a bomb. | An A-bomb is a terrible weapon. | Declaring war after a surprise attack is to be expected, but killing over ten thousand non-combatants with a bomb is something unheard of. | He survived the impact of a bomb. | Don't open the box. There could be a bomb inside. | I dropped a bomb on Moscow. | That fighter plane dropped a bomb.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of A-bomb: atom bomb / atomic bomb / fission bomb / plutonium bomb
    • more generic terms: bomb = an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions; atomic weapon / nuclear weapon = a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
    • more specific terms:
      • clean bomb = an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
      • dirty bomb = an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
      • neutron bomb = atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast
    • part: plutonium trigger / plutonium pit = a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives

Alternative definition of the noun a-bomb


  1. An atomic bomb; a weapon that derives its energy from nuclear reactions and has enormous destructive power. Explosion caused by splitting an atom.


Who is A-Bomb?

A-Bomb a.k.a. Angus Young: Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Young was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time. In 2003, he and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1973 and have released 15 studio albums. The band have shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with 70 million certified units in the US. Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales and is the third all time highest-selling album worldwide.


A-bomb a.k.a. 'A' Bomb is a musical group.

  • album: "From Memphis to Detroit"


A-bomb a.k.a. A Bomb is a record label.


  1. "A-Bomb" is the first EP by the American pop punk band Teenage Bottlerocket. It was released in 2002 on 7" vinyl by One Legged Pup. The title track was later re-recorded for Total. The EP is included in the Deluxe Version of Another Way.
  2. "A-Bomb" is a musical EP of AniMe.
  3. "A-bomb" a.k.a. "A Bomb" is a composition.


A-Bomb, founded in 2001, is a music production company based in London, United Kingdom and has created advertising campaign soundtracks for clients such as Nike, Sony, Coca-Cola, Johnnie Walker, and Adidas.

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by Dr. Baljit Singh

A-bomb n. atomic bomb, abominable a. disgusting, loathsome, abominate v.t. abhor, detest, abomination n. disgust; anything detestable, aboriginal' n. one of the aborigines. aboriginal2 a. primitive. indigenous, aborigines n. pi. the first or ...

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I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding. (Jacques LeBlanc)
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