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air-raid warden

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noun
a civilian having special duties during an air-raid alert, as directing people to air-raid shelters.
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Origin of air-raid warden

First recorded in 1935–40
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How to use air-raid warden in a sentence

  • Hastening after him, the girls turned a corner and came face to face with an air raid warden.

    Saboteurs on the River|Mildred A. Wirt

British Dictionary definitions for air-raid warden

air-raid warden

noun
a member of a civil defence organization responsible for enforcing regulations, etc, during an air attack
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