air-raid shelter

noun
an indoor or other protected area specifically designated as a shelter during an air raid.
Compare bomb shelter.


Origin:
1915–20

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air-raid shelter

noun
a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids [syn: bomb shelter
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Example sentences
These products line the walls of his room, giving it the feel of an air-raid shelter.
He lined a box with old newspaper, bedded the ax inside, and then carried it downstairs to the air-raid shelter for safekeeping.
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