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air-raid shelter

Syllabification: air-raid shel·ter

Definition of air-raid shelter in English:

noun

A building or structure designed to protect people from bombs dropped during air raids.
Example sentences
  • They reminded me of second world war air-raid shelters.
  • The condition was first spotted among survivors of the Blitz in World War II who slept in deck chairs in air-raid shelters.
  • The streets were a toddler's wonderland of rubble, smashed window frames, half-demolished air-raid shelters.

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