storm cellar


Definition of storm cellar

: a cellar or covered excavation designed for protection from dangerous windstorms (such as tornadoes)

Examples of storm cellar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For most of us, getting back into the swing of social life feels a bit like coming out of the storm cellar after a tornado. Jeanne Martinet, CNN, 14 June 2021 The more adventurous might be invited down into the home’s dungeon, its black storm cellar doors pitched against the house near the back door. R. Daniel Foster, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2019 On a cool July morning, one of the dungeon’s black storm cellar doors was propped open for the first time during several days of visits. R. Daniel Foster, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2019 Scarboro said some of the rescues included at least one person in a wheelchair who needed help because of debris and older couples who were trapped in storm cellars by debris. CBS News, 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of storm cellar

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Storm cellar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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