Shortened form of atomic bomb.
NounA-bomb (plural A-bombs)
- An atomic bomb; a weapon that derives its energy from nuclear reactions and has enormous destructive power. Explosion caused by splitting an atom.
H-bomb, atomic bomb, atomic warhead, clean bomb, cobalt bomb, dirty bomb, fusion bomb, hell bomb, hydrogen bomb, limited nuclear weapons, nuclear artillery, nuclear explosive, nuclear warhead, plutonium bomb, superbomb, tactical nuclear weapons, thermonuclear bomb, thermonuclear warhead
The "A" in this term is always capitalized.
- chain reaction
- dirty bomb
- fall-out, fallout
- H-bomb, hydrogen bomb
- neutron bomb
- Wikipedia article on nuclear weapons
- Wikipedia article on the "Little Boy" A-bomb
- Wikipedia article on the "Fat Man" A-bomb