Main definitions of Moab in English

: Moab1MOAB2

Moab1

Pronunciation /ˈmōab/ /ˈmoʊæb/

proper noun

  • The ancient kingdom of the Moabites, east of the Dead Sea.

Main definitions of MOAB in English

: Moab1MOAB2

MOAB2

Pronunciation /ˈmōab/ /ˈmoʊæb/

noun

  • A very powerful aerial bomb, developed by the US military, that has a satellite guidance system and is designed to cause damage to a large area.

    • ‘the MOAB was dropped from the rear door of an MC-130 cargo plane’

Origin

Early 21st century from the initial letters of Massive Ordnance Air Blast. It is also commonly referred to as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ (see the mother of all ——).