Atom bomb

Definition of Atom bomb

At´om bomb`
n.1.a bomb of great power in which the explosive energy is derived from the nuclear fission of a fissionable material, such as plutonium or uranium-235. It is a type of nuclear weapon. The strength of an atom bomb is measured in kilotons, i.e. the equivalent energy released by explosion of a thousand tons of TNT. The first atomic bomb was manufactured in 1945.

Related Words

A-bomb, atomic bomb, bomb, clean bomb, dirty bomb, fission bomb, neutron bomb, nuclear weapon, plutonium bomb, plutonium pit, plutonium trigger
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