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(in military or civilian defense) the first alert given when enemy aircraft are discovered approaching a military installation, city, coastline, etc.
the signal or alarm sounded for this alert.
any primary stage of alert, as when toxic chemicals have escaped in a particular area and a potential hazard exists.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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