(Greek > Latin [a hollow, deep sound, a humming, a buzzing] > Italian [explosive shell]: booming, humming sound)
2. Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material; such as, smoke or gas.
3. A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure or a vessel for storing compressed gas or a strong sealed vessel for measuring the heat of combustion.
4. A portable, manually operated container that ejects a spray, foam, or gas under pressure.
5. A slang term for a dismal failure; a fiasco; or an old car.
6. Chiefly British Slang; a large amount of money or a great success.
2. To assail persistently, as with requests.
3. To irradiate (an atom).
4. To attack with a cannon firing stone balls; an early form of cannon that fired stone balls.
2. A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
2. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target.
2. Someone who makes, plants, and sets off bombs.
2. Anything which is able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells; such as, a bombproof shelter or vehicle.
2. Someone who is sensationally shocking, surprising, or amazing.
2. Attack with incendiary bombs.
During this time, the Unabomber received extensive attention in the news media for the ingenuity of his explosive devices; for his extreme statements of opposition to science, industry, and technology; and for his success in eluding detection and capture.
In April, 1996, federal agents arrested a suspect who later confessed to the Unabomber attacks; Theodore John Kaczynski, a 53-year old Harvard University graduate and a former mathematics professor at the University of California at Berkeley.