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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bombardier  \Bom`bar*dier"\,  n.  [F.  bombardier.]  (Mil.) 
  a  One  who  used  or  managed  a  bombard;  an  artilleryman;  a 
  gunner.  [Archaic] 
  b  A  noncommissioned  officer  in  the  British  artillery. 
 
  {Bombardier  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  kind  of  beetle  ({Brachinus 
  crepitans}),  so  called  because  when  disturbed,  it  makes 
  an  explosive  discharge  of  a  pungent  and  acrid  vapor  from 
  its  anal  glands.  The  name  is  applied  to  other  related 
  species,  as  the  {B.  displosor},  which  can  produce  ten  or 
  twelve  explosions  successively.  The  common  American 
  species  is  {B.  fumans}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bombardier 
  n  1:  a  noncommissioned  officer  in  the  British  artillery 
  2:  the  member  of  a  bomber  crew  responsible  for  using  the 
  bombsight  and  releasing  the  bombs  on  the  target 




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