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air raid

n.
An attack by military aircraft, especially when armed with bombs and rockets.

air raid

n
(Military)
a. an attack by hostile aircraft
b. (as modifier): an air-raid shelter.

air′ raid`


n.
a raid by aircraft, esp. for bombing a particular area.
[1910–15]
air′-raid`, adj.
air′ raid`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air raid - an attack by armed planes on a surface targetair raid - an attack by armed planes on a surface target
foray, maraud, raid - a sudden short attack
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