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Definition: Bomb chest
, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or
buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]
1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]
A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck,
would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber
2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired
from mortars. See Shell
3. A bomb ketch.
(Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with
gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by
, Bomb vessel
(Naut.), a small ketch or vessel,
very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be
used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar vessel
, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used
in whale fishing.
, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape.
“I noticed volcanic bombs.”
(ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist,
cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist
1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a
trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
Heaps of money crowded in the chest. --Dryden.
2. A coffin. [Obs.]
He is now dead and mailed in his cheste. --Chaucer.
3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone;
4. (Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc.,
are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case
5. (Mech.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding
gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an
engine; the wind chest of an organ.
, See under Bomb
Chest of drawers
, a case or movable frame containing