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air raid US English

An attack in which bombs are dropped from aircraft onto a ground target

air-raid shelter US English

A building or structure designed to protect people from bombs dropped during air raids

air raid warden US English

A person responsible for patrolling an area deemed to be at risk from air raids, enforcing blackout regulations, and dealing with fires and injuries caused by bombs.

air raid warning US English

A public warning about impending air raids, usually given by means of a siren.

air raid precautions US English

Measures taken to limit the risk of air raids or the damage they might cause; specifically (with capital initials; commonly referred to simply as A.R.P.) a division of the British Home Office created in 1924 to protect civilians from the danger of air raids.

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