antipersonnel bomb

noun
a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
Hypernyms: ↑bomb
Hyponyms: ↑Big Blue, ↑BLU-82
Part Holonyms: ↑cluster bomb

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