A timebomb is a bomb that is set to go off at a certain time in the future. timebombs can be dangerous because they can explode without warning.

  • The timebomb was set to go off in two hours.

  • The timebomb was set to go off in ten years, but it was discovered before then.

Definition of timebomb


A bomb that has a mechanism such that detonation can be preset to a particular time.


A program designed to perform a destructive action at a certain date and/or time.


A situation that threatens to have disastrous consequences at some future time.

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