Definition of Air-raid shelter

1. Noun. A chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids.

Exact synonyms: Bomb Shelter, Bombproof
Generic synonyms: Chamber
Derivative terms: Bombproof



Definition of Air-raid shelter

1. Noun. A structure, often a reinforced underground shelter designed to give protection against air raids. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Air-raid Shelter

air-freighted
air-freighting
air-freights
air-gap radiography
air-gap technique
air-guitar
air-guitared
air-guitaring
air-guitars
air-intake
air-lock
air-mobile
air-proof
air-pump
air-pumps
air-raid shelter (current term)
air-raid shelters
air-raid warden
air-raid wardens
air-resistance
air-ride
air-shot
air-slake
air-tight
air-to-air
air-to-air missile
air-to-air missiles
air-to-ground
air-to-ground missile
air-to-surface

Literary usage of Air-raid shelter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Confucian Feminist: Memoirs of Zeng Baosun (1893-1978) by Baosun Zeng, Thomas L. Kennedy (2002)
"We dug an air-raid shelter next to the rock garden at our school. On top we placed pine boards fitted closely together; and on top of them we placed sand- ..."

2. Civilian Pawns: Laws of War Violations and the Use of Weapons on the Israel by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch/Middle East, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1996)
"... marked civilian air raid shelter (this was the justification offered by the ... air raid shelter in Baghdad on February 13, 1991 that claimed the lives ..."

3. Alison and Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House of Today by Dirk van den Heuvel, Peter Smithson, Max Risselada, Beatriz Colomina (2004)
"... The garden of her house, which had high walls, had tO be turned first into an ‘air raid shelter built ..."

4. A Physicists Labour In War and Peace: Memoirs 1933 by Ernst Walter Kellermann (2004)
"One exception was the air raid shelter which the clerk of the college office of works had designed and built. It did not survive the first air raid. ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"But as between dodging German bombs in the open—or, indeed, frantically inviting their destruction—and playing'My Aunt Went To Town' in an air raid shelter, ..."

6. Genocide in Iraq: the anfal campaign against the Kurds by George Black (1993)
"... down as quickly as she could, one by one, and bundled them into the family's air-raid shelter, a hole in the ground covered with wood, leaves and dirt. ..."

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