cyclone cellar


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cyclone cellar

n.
See storm cellar.

cy′clone cel`lar


n.
a cellar or other underground place for shelter from cyclones and tornadoes.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.cyclone cellar - an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passescyclone cellar - an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
References in classic literature ?
There was no garret at all, and no cellar--except a small hole dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to crush any building in its path.
Farm families hid in cyclone cellars. Others took shelter in caves.