fallout shelter

Definition of fallout shelter

  1. :  a shelter built underground to protect people from radioactive fallout (particles that are produced by a nuclear explosion)

Word by Word Definitions

falloutplay
  1. :  the often radioactive particles stirred up by or resulting from a nuclear explosion and descending through the atmosphere

    :  other polluting particles (such as volcanic ash) descending likewise

    :  descent (as of fallout) through the atmosphere

shelterplay
  1. :  something that covers or affords protection

    :  an establishment providing food and shelter (as to the homeless)

    :  an establishment that houses and feeds stray or unwanted animals

  1. :  to constitute or provide a shelter for :  protect

    :  to place under shelter or protection

    :  to protect (income) from taxation


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