Definition of nail bomb in English:

nail bomb

noun

  • An explosive device containing nails, typically used by terrorists to cause injuries in a crowded area.

    ‘a nail bomb exploded and killed three people’
    • ‘Early yesterday, a homemade nail bomb was detonated at the front of a house.’
    • ‘A farmer was injured by a nail bomb containing half-inch nails posted to his home.’
    • ‘A nail bomb went off at a nightclub where she was celebrating a friend's birthday.’
    • ‘More than 2,000 people were evacuated from a leisure complex after a hoax caller claimed a nail bomb had been planted there.’
    • ‘A man hurled a nail bomb into a busy takeaway in a revenge attack after being stabbed there.’
    • ‘Police are investigating a fresh nail bomb attack against a chip shop owner.’
    • ‘Police have charged a man in connection with the recent London nail bomb attacks.’
    • ‘There is no record of nail bombs exploding on the day in question.’
    • ‘He was involved in treating the 14 casualties from a nail bomb attack, in which two people died.’
    • ‘Fires continued to rage after a nail-bomb ripped through the bar in Soho, London.’