air raid


noun

a raid by aircraft, especially for bombing a particular area.

Origin of air raid

First recorded in 1910–15

OTHER WORDS FROM air raid

air-raid, adjectiveair raider, noun
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air raid

noun

  1. an attack by hostile aircraft
  2. (as modifier)an air-raid shelter
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