Definition of air raid in English:

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air raid

Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)r ˌrād/


An attack in which bombs are dropped from aircraft onto a ground target.
Example sentences
  • The air force launched a massive air raid with high explosive bombs on the shipyard.
  • This is because of the danger of their being bombed in an air raid.
  • The original was destroyed in a wartime air raid, but a replica was created in 1954.

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Syllabification: air raid

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