air raid

noun
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of air raid

: an attack by armed airplanes on a surface target usually hyphenated when used attributively
  • air-raid shelter

Examples of air raid in a Sentence

  1. Much of the city was destroyed in an air raid.

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First Known Use of air raid

1909

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  • : an attack in which a place is bombed by military airplanes


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