Origin of air raid
Examples from the Web for air raid
The shock of the first air-raid sirens giving way to a kind of numbness.Red Alert in Tel Aviv: Fear Inside the Israeli City’s Bubble|Ethan Perlson|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rick Perry has traded in his dog whistle for an air-raid siren.
Leakes has one of the loudest voices in the Western Hemisphere, something between an operatic soprano and an air-raid siren.
You look about as 'appy as 'Earty does when 'e 'ears there's goin' to be an air-raid.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
It is believed that in the excitement caused by an air-raid alarm it was snatched up by a customer who mistook it for his hat.
Rossiter was working in the Prosectorium at the Zoo when the daylight air-raid began.Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston
The British air-raid on Dsseldorf also accounted for one or possibly two.
Had he given any order to the effect that nobody was to be on the roof of his house during an air-raid?The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for air raid
- an attack by hostile aircraft
- (as modifier)an air-raid shelter