storm cellar

noun

Definition of storm cellar

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

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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, "Pennsylvania hit by two tornadoes, officials confirm," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of storm cellar

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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