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
Much of the city was destroyed in an air raid.
First Known Use of air raid
AIR RAID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of air raid for English Language Learners
: an attack in which a place is bombed by military airplanes
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