Bom·bard·ment n. An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into a town or fortified place.
n 1: the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance
to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or
2: 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" [syn: barrage, barrage fire, battery,
3: an attack by dropping bombs [syn: bombing]