suicide bomber

/ˈsuəsaɪd bɒmə/ (say 'soohuhsuyd bomuh)

a person who carries out a bomb attack in the knowledge that the detonation will kill them, usually because the device is attached to their body or in the vehicle in which they are travelling, the object being to gain better access to the target.
suicide bombing, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Shiite suicide bomber — extremist Moslem terrorist who blows himself up along with his target …   English contemporary dictionary

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