shelter-in-place

adjective
variants: or less commonly shelter in place

Definition of shelter-in-place

: instructing or requiring people to remain in their current location until a danger has passed The governor has issued a shelter-in-place order. : of or relating to sheltering in place shelter-in-place drills — see also shelter in place at shelter entry 2

First Known Use of shelter-in-place

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Shelter-in-place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelter-in-place. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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