Definition of smart bomb in US English:

smart bomb


  • A radio-controlled or laser-guided bomb, often with a built-in computer.

    • ‘Doing so is even more important than building all the smart bombs and cruise missiles we need, because not only will this war be entirely new, it will also be insanely complicated.’
    • ‘One is left with the impression that these were car bombs, not smart bombs.’
    • ‘These aircraft flew 20,753 combat sorties and used 18,467 smart bombs and missiles and 9,251 dumb bombs.’
    • ‘Science has given us smart bombs, the Atom bomb, GM foods and models with breasts that are just impossible.’
    • ‘It alone - allied with the working people internationally - has a potential power greater than that of the ruling elite with its smart bombs and cruise missiles.’
    • ‘In the past few years, smart bombs and cruise missiles have become vastly more accurate, due to the use of Global Positioning Satellites to guide the weapons to their targets.’


smart bomb

/ˈsmärt ˌbäm//ˈsmɑrt ˌbɑm/