Definition of Bouncing betty

1. Noun. An antipersonnel land mine.

Definition of Bouncing betty

1. Noun. (military informal) A land mine which is propelled a meter or two into the air before exploding to increase the amount of damage inflicted on surrounding troops. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bouncing Betty

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bouncing Bess
bouncing Bet
bouncing Betties
bouncing Betty
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bouncing bomb
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Literary usage of Bouncing betty

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1. Howard's Hill and Other True Stories: Small Unit Marine Action in Vietnam by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"The Marine had tripped a bouncing betty mine, which flew knee-high before it exploded, felling him and two Marines behind him. The column had halted, ..."

2. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"You can see in the videotape when we would take a camera up to the doorways of the bunkers to enter, you will see bouncing Betty live land mines, ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1907)
"Saponaria officinalis, L. bouncing betty. This plant is said to be somewhat poisonous. Naturalized here and there in the state. 90. Vaccaria vulgaris, Host. ..."

4. Landmines: A Deadly Legacy by Arms Project (Human Rights Watch), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1993)
"One of the most effective of these mines, a German-made bounding device dubbed the "bouncing betty," popped up from the ground to a height of seven feet ..."

5. A Source Book of Biological Nature-study by Elliot Rowland Downing (1919)
"We may take the common soapwort or bouncing Betty (Fig. 159), the evening primrose, the fireweed, or the mullein, also called the velvet plant. ..."

6. The Illustrated Self-instructor in Phrenology and Physiology: With One by Orson Squire Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1857)
"Of a large, raw-boned, bouncing Betty, who threw herself far up, and came down good and solid, when she danced, we remarked—" She is one of your strong, ..."

7. The Days We Celebrate: A Collection of Original Dialogues, Recitations by Marie Irish (1904)
"Black-eyed Susan is handsome, indeed, But bouncing betty cannot be still, While Creeping Charlie never can walk, Let him try howsoever he will. ..."

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