American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An attack by military aircraft, especially when armed with bombs and rockets.
- n. an attack by armed planes on a surface target
“IN 1955, while other people were worried about the Cold War and were building air raid shelters, Mira and Norm were worried about the down payment on a small house they wanted to buy in Meyersville.”
“That was an air raid from the groundling's viewpoint.”
“She died of pneumonia through going out to the air raid shelter-Harris got that from the hospital.”
“One day in Paderborn there was an air raid alert just as lunch was being served.”
“Gornt's sister had been in the Women's Royal Naval Service — his mother an air raid warden, his father in the army, his uncle killed at Monte Cassino, and he himself had served with the Australians in New Guinea after escaping from Shanghai, and had fought his way into and through Burma to Singapore.”
“The air raid was another form of frightfulness which tried the nerves, if it did not shake the courage of the people.”
“Nor did he participate on the twenty-fifth in a massive air raid on the railyards at Rashin near the Soviet border—the first time navy fighters both Panthers and Banshees ever escorted air force bombers over hostile territory.”
“Robin Grey was her brother, her only living relative: her parents had been killed in an air raid in London in 1943, just before she and Dunross were married.”
“The trucks should have been opened at Brest-Litovsk, but the movement orders were destroyed in an air raid and the train lost its identity.”
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