Pronunciation: ( —v.bom-bärd', bum-; —n.bom'bärd),[key] —v.t. 1. to attack or batter with artillery fire.
2. to attack with bombs.
3. to assail vigorously: to bombard the speaker with questions. 4. Physics.to direct high energy particles or radiations against: to bombard a nucleus.
—n. 1. the earliest kind of cannon, originally throwing stone balls.
2. Naut.See bomb ketch. 3. an English leather tankard of the 18th century and earlier, similar to but larger than a blackjack.
4. Obs.a leather jug.