barrel bomb


I. noun

a crude bomb consisting of an oil drum or similar container filled with explosives, typically dropped from an aircraft

he estimated that dozens of barrel bombs had been dropped on the province in the last nine days.
II. verb [with obj.]

1. drop a barrel bomb or bombs on

another of the makeshift medical centres was barrel-bombed on June 23rd
(as noun barrel-bombing)
the latest barrel-bombing reportedly killed 17 civilians.

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