air-raid shelter

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air-raid shelter

[¦er ‚rād ¦shel·tər]
(civil engineering)
A chamber, often underground, provided with living facilities and food, for sheltering people against air attacks.
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(177.) The Hamburg Museum gives the number of Hochbunkers as 108, and calculates that they were capable of sheltering about 10% of the population of the city.