from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A continuous attack with shot and shell upon a town, fort, or other position; the act of throwing shot and shell into an enemy's town in order to destroy the buildings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into a town or fortified place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of bombing, especially towns or cities
  • noun heavy artillery fire
  • noun physics the incidence of an intense stream of high-energy particles directed at a substance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
  • noun the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
  • noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
  • noun an attack by dropping bombs


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