area bombing

noun
an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
Derivationally related forms: ↑carpet bomb (for: ↑carpet bombing)
Hypernyms: ↑bombing, ↑bombardment

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noun
: air bombardment in which all attacking aircraft release their bombs in a fairly large target area instead of attempting to hit one specific target — called also carpet bombing, pattern bombing, saturation bombing; compare precision bombing

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aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped over the general area of a target. Cf. pattern bombing, precision bombing.
[1940-45]

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area bombing,
1. the dropping of bombs from aircraft on a general area instead of on a narrowly defined target.
2. saturation bombing.

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