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storm cellar

n.
An underground shelter in or adjacent to a house, used for protection from severe windstorms. Also called cyclone cellar.

storm′ cel`lar


n.
a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.storm cellar - an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passesstorm cellar - an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
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