Main definitions of moab in English

: Moab1MOAB2

Moab1

proper noun

  • The ancient kingdom of the Moabites, situated to the east of the Dead Sea.

Pronunciation

Moab

/ˈməʊab/

Main definitions of moab in English

: Moab1MOAB2

MOAB2

noun

  • A very powerful aerial bomb, developed by the US military, that has a satellite guidance system and is designed to cause damage to a large area.

    ‘the MOAB was dropped from the rear door of an MC-130 cargo plane’

Origin

Early 21st century: from the initial letters of Massive Ordnance Air Blast. It is also commonly referred to as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ (see the mother of all ——).

Pronunciation

MOAB

/ˈməʊab/