fallout shelter

noun

Definition of fallout shelter

: a shelter built underground to protect people from radioactive fallout Beginning in the 1970s, curious tales began to emerge from Washington, D.C., about a "doomsday hotel." Located near the nation's capital, it was said to be the ultimate fallout shelter. But only for the well-connected.Popular Mechanics

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Fallout shelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallout%20shelter. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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