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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Making Anderson and Morrison Shelters through D.T has given the class opportunities to work as a team and gain valuable knowledge of structures.
The Morrison shelter, which was named after Home Secretary Herbert Morrison, was made of heavy steel and could be put in a living room and used as a table.
OUTSIDE a farm in the village of Walcote near Alcester, there is a Morrison shelter base with an Anderson shelter top fastened to it.
"My father was injured but managed to get my sister and mother out of the now half-buried Morrison shelter, ensuring their safety in a communal shelter before going to the infirmary for treatment.
Facing dangers to their living spaces, themselves, and their families, many people set to installing Anderson shelters in their gardens, setting up Morrison shelters in-doors, or moving into public shelters at night.
This included introduction of hire purchase consumer protection legislation; introduction of Morrison shelters in the second world war; introduction of free school milk; and her role in the Jarrow march.
Houses and buildings were destroyed and people had to take cover in Anderson and Morrison shelters.