Meaning: an attack by dropping bombs
Meaning: the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
barrage, barrage_fire, battery, bombardment, shelling
Meaning: the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught
Meaning: the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"
Heavens, what a bombardment!
The bloodless bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter occurred on April 13, 1861.
"I could overthrow it after half an hour's bombardment, your highness," he answered, without thinking.
After this bombardment Sandoval was another man, and the two canoes and four Indians we wanted were forthcoming.
While the besieged rejoiced in victory the besiegers had begun anew the terrible bombardment, sending a warning that the iron ring still held.
Had there been delay, the more serious conflict between larger forces, land and naval, would scarcely have been bloodless, as the bombardment fortunately was.
At intervals in the almost continuous disturbance Hendelman, for the Socialist Revolutionaries, could be heard protesting against the bombardment of the Winter Palace....
Porter's flotilla of nineteen schooners carrying two mortars each, anchored below the forts, maintained a heavy bombardment for five days, and then Farragut decided to try his ships.
First, the number of aurorae, according to his explanation, ought to be greatest in the daytime, when the face of the earth on the sunward side is directly exposed to the atomic bombardment.
Neither a bombardment from Porter's mortar sloops, nor the running of Farragut's ships past the batteries, where they were joined by the Union gunboat flotilla from above, sufficed to bring the Confederates to a surrender.