earth-shel·​tered ˈərth-ˌshel-tərd How to pronounce earth-sheltered (audio)
: built partly or mostly underground
an earth-sheltered house

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earth-sheltered was in 1977

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Cite this Entry

“Earth-sheltered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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