Definition of bomb disposal in US English:

bomb disposal


  • The defusing or removal and detonation of unexploded and delayed-action bombs.

    as modifier ‘bomb-disposal experts’
    • ‘But the package ended up going to the wrong house two doors down, sparking off a scare resulting in the Army bomb disposal experts being called in.’
    • ‘Fourteen hours later, residents and neighbours were still being kept away and Army bomb-disposal experts were still at the scene.’
    • ‘Although it had no warhead, Naval bomb disposal experts destroyed the torpedo in a controlled explosion.’
    • ‘Army bomb disposal officers eventually carried out a controlled blast, at about 6.30 pm.’
    • ‘There was traffic disruption after bomb disposal experts were called out to remove an unexploded mortar shell found dumped in a ditch.’
    • ‘North Yorkshire Police's tactical fire arms unit, army bomb disposal experts and dog handlers were joined by dozens of uniformed officers at the scene.’
    • ‘Army bomb-disposal experts were yesterday called to the Golf Club in after a pipe bomb exploded on the course.’
    • ‘The work of military and civilian bomb disposal experts also involves the handling of improvised explosive devices planted by terrorist groups.’
    • ‘The device was defused by police bomb disposal experts.’
    • ‘However, Army bomb disposal experts were called back into action after more suspicious objects were found during follow up searches in the area.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, in the south of the country, the army bomb disposal company has begun training.’
    • ‘As Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene, security sources indicated the target was probably police officers.’
    • ‘Army bomb disposal experts were also summoned to the graveyard after a suspect device was found under an Irish tricolour at the plot.’
    • ‘Among the expert forces being deployed are bomb disposal teams and anti-sabotage experts.’
    • ‘A Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal squad arrived hours later after police became alarmed by the discovery of unidentified items in one of the rooms.’
    • ‘The army bomb disposal team from Collins Barracks, Cork, carried out a controlled explosion on the device.’
    • ‘A passing police patrol raised the alarm after they discovered the rocket which was later defused by British Army bomb disposal experts.’
    • ‘This device, received on Friday, December 15, did not go off and was dealt with by military bomb disposal experts.’
    • ‘Army bomb disposal experts from Catterick, North Yorkshire, carried out a controlled explosion of the passenger's baggage.’
    • ‘A cordon was put in place and the army bomb disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion.’


bomb disposal

/ˈbäm dəˌspōzəl//ˈbɑm dəˌspoʊzəl/