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An immensely powerful aerial bomb that derives its destructive power from the mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder with air.
- ‘There isn't the heavy equipment to go into those caves, and take down tons of rubble from those daisy-cutter bombs.’
- ‘For the recalcitrants, the hell-on-earth of daisy-cutters, thermobaric bombs and the everlasting half-life of the waste from nuclear detonations.’
- ‘And the world will not sit idly by while they flatten the region with daisy-cutters and hyperbolic bombs.’
- ‘Otherwise, they might be stationed at sites where they would come down with a case of anthrax or botulism before encountering an American daisy-cutter.’
- ‘In the years to come we may well see far more nightmarish things in our military arsenal than bunker-busters and daisy-cutters.’
Early 20th century: so named because the bomb explodes just above ground level.
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