air raid

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air raid (plural air raids)

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  1. An attack on a surface target by aircraft.
    • 1984, Steve Harris, "Aces High", Iron Maiden, Powerslave.
      There goes the siren that warns of the air raid / Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak / Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne / Got to get up for the coming attack.
  2. (American football) A passing-heavy offensive scheme based on a shotgun formation with four wide receivers and a single running back.

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