What does the word raid mean?

Usage examples for raid

  1. The enemy had apparently planned a raid with " flammenwerfer," or flame- jets as we call these devilish engines, at the very time of the attack and they were met by the Australian shock of assault, and fell before it. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  2. What is more significant is the fact the raid had been carefully planned weeks in advance. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  3. I made his Colonel promise to wire me if- ' He pointed to an open telegram on his table: Desmond badly hit in raid last night. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward