storm cellar
noun Date: circa 1902 a cellar or covered excavation designed for protection from dangerous windstorms (as tornadoes)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Storm cellar — on the Texas plains. A storm shelter or storm cellar is a type of underground bunker designed to protect the occupants from violent severe weather, particularly tornadoes. They are most commonly seen in the US Midwest ( Tornado Alley ) and… …   Wikipedia

  • storm cellar — ☆ storm cellar n. CYCLONE CELLAR …   English World dictionary

  • storm cellar — storm .cellar n AmE a place under a house where you can go to be safe during violent storms …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • storm cellar — noun an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes • Syn: ↑cyclone cellar, ↑tornado cellar • Hypernyms: ↑shelter * * * noun or storm cave …   Useful english dictionary

  • storm cellar — storm′ cel lar n. a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • storm cellar — Synonyms and related words: abri, air raid shelter, basement, bomb shelter, bombproof, bunker, cave, cellar, cellarage, coal bin, concealment, cover, covert, coverture, cyclone cellar, dugout, earth, fallout shelter, foxhole, funk hole, hold,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • storm cellar — a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • storm cellar — /ˈstɔm sɛlə/ (say stawm seluh) noun US a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms …   Australian English dictionary

  • storm cellar — noun An underground structure used to shelter from storms that have high winds, such as a tornado …   Wiktionary

  • storm cellar — noun (C) AmE a place under a house where you can go to be safe during violent storms …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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