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Definition of the noun airburst

What does airburst mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airbursts

  1. an explosion in the atmosphere

Alternative definition of the noun airburst


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


"Airburst" is a 2001 Mac OS game developed by Strange Flavour and published by Freeverse. On October 25, 2007, it was announced for Xbox Live Arcade game for the Xbox 360.

  • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
  • developer: Strange Flavour
  • genre: Action game
  • publisher: Freeverse
  • released in (14 years ago)
  • official website:

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Google previewU.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Survival Manual (2008)

by Dick Capt Usn Couch, George Galdorisi

An airburst is a detonation in air at an altitude below ...

Google previewLiterature 1992, Part 1 (2013)

Volumes A and B by Astronomisches Recheninstitut

A typical craterless airburst is the equivalent of a ~10” megaton explosion. The airburst is treated as a massive, extended explosion using a thin-shell, isobaric cavity approximation. The strong atmospheric shock waves excited by the airburst ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

airburst (air burst) A nuclear weapon explosion above the surface of the earth, as distinguished from an explosion on contact with the surface or after penetration. Because the fireball does not reach the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (2010)

by Timothy M. Kusky, Katherine E. Cullen

As the fireball from the Tunguska airburst moved through the atmosphere, the temperatures at the center of the fireball were exceedingly hot, estimated to be 30 million degrees Fahrenheit (16.6 million Celsius). on the ground trees were ...

Google previewArmy Dictionary and Desk Reference (2010)

by Tim Zurick

air The reported observation of a round's airburst prior to impacting the ground or a target (ARTY) air adjustment Correction of fire based on air observation (ARTY) air assault Rapid tactical deployment ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

The effects of an ocean impact are felt much further away than the effects of an airburst due to the more effective propagation of water waves, and the fact that human populations and assets are largely concentrated in coastal cities which ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

airburst An explosion of a bomb or PRO- JECTILE above the ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: A-E (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

airburst. The detonation of a nuclear weapon at a specific altitude above its target in order to maximize the blast effect. air cavalry. 1nfantry with independent air transport.

Google previewENCYCLOPEDIA OF DAYS (2009)


1908–The airburst of an asteroid some six miles above the earth, devastated the Tunguska region of Siberia, Russia. The blast was ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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