air-raid warden

a civilian having special duties during an air-raid alert, as directing people to air-raid shelters.

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  • air-raid warden — a civilian having special duties during an air raid alert, as directing people to air raid shelters. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • air-raid warden — noun A person whose responsibility was to defend a particular building during an air raid, ensure the blackout was complete, and to assist civilians to an air raid shelter …   Wiktionary

  • air-raid warden — /ˈɛə reɪd wɔdən/ (say air rayd wawduhn) noun a person who has temporary police duties during an air raid alert …   Australian English dictionary

  • air raid warden — individual who has temporary police duties during an air raid alert …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Air Raid Precautions — (ARP) was an organisation in the United Kingdom set up as an aid in the prelude to the Second World War dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air raids. It was created in 1924 as a response to the fears about the growing… …   Wikipedia

  • Air Raid Precautions — Insigne de revers en argent de l Air Raid Precautions de 1936 L Air Raid précautions (ARP) était une organisation au Royaume Uni mis en place avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, dédiée à la protection des civils contre les raids aériens. Elle a été …   Wikipédia en Français

  • warden — n. 1) a prison warden (AE; BE has governor) 2) (BE) a traffic warden 3) an air raid warden USAGE NOTE: An AE prison warden should not be confused with a BE prison warder, who in AE is a prison guard. * * * [ wɔːdn] (BE) a traffic warden a prison… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • warden — noun Etymology: Middle English wardein, from Anglo French wardein, gardein, from warder to guard Date: 13th century 1. one having care or charge of something ; guardian, keeper 2. a. regent 2 b. the governor of a town, district, or fortress c. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • warden — wardenship, n. /wawr dn/, n. 1. a person charged with the care or custody of persons, animals, or things; keeper. 2. the chief administrative officer in charge of a prison. 3. any of various public officials charged with superintendence, as over… …   Universalium

  • warden — noun /ˈwɔːdən,ˈwɔːɹdən/ a) A chief administrative officer of a prison b) An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air raid warden …   Wiktionary

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