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air raid

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

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


n.
a raid by aircraft, esp. for bombing a particular area.
[1910–15]
air′-raid`, adj.
air′ raid`er, n.
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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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Translations
zračni napad

air raid

nLuftangriff m
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air raid

nincursione f aerea
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