Definition of 'civil defence'
Example sentences containing 'civil defence'
Other early films included shorts about the fire service and civil defence.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Civil defence, police and the military worked throughout the morning to search for survivors and recover bodies amid the crumpled and charred cars.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'civil defence'
View usage over:
Definition of civil defence from the Collins English Dictionary
Why every generation is at risk
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.