Definitions for car bomb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a bomb hidden in a car or similar vehicle, used esp. as a terrorist weapon.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of car bomb:
a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device
An automobile laden with a large amount of explosives, and used as a bomb primarily in order to cause external damage.
An explosive device installed in an automobile with the primary purpose to kill the occupants of the car.
Flatulence in an enclosed automobile.
An alcoholic beverage made by dropping a shot of liquor into a glass of beer.
A car bomb, or truck bomb, also known as a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, is an improvised explosive device placed inside a car or other vehicle and then detonated. It is commonly used as a weapon of assassination, terrorism or guerrilla warfare, to kill the occupants of the vehicle, people near the blast site, or to damage buildings or other property. Car bombs act as their own delivery mechanisms and can carry a relatively large amount of explosives without attracting suspicion; in larger vehicles and trucks, weights of at least 7,000 pounds have been used. Car bombs are activated in a variety of ways; including opening the vehicle's doors, starting the engine, depressing the accelerator or brake pedals or simply lighting a fuse or setting a timing device. The gasoline in the vehicle's fuel tanks make the explosion of the bomb more powerful.
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