from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See cyclone cellar.

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  • n. An underground structure used to shelter from storms that have high winds, such as a tornado.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes


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  • Fedya's face moved away from view of the screen on Phoenix Two, which now showed a portion of storm cellar paneling and the paneling overhead of A Deck.

    The Far Call

  • But that part of the system which was checkable within the area of the storm cellar was relatively easy to check; and it was not long before they had proved that there was no malfunction in the system as far as they could reach it.

    The Far Call

  • He got into his undersuiting, swallowed a hot cup of coffee in the wardroom, made a hasty visit to the waste disposal room and was back up the access tube and into the storm cellar within the time limit he had given.

    The Far Call

  • It climbed slowly to twelve thousand million electron volts ... and continued upward while the three in the storm cellar of Phoenix One watched, and waited, and waited some more; occasionally talking back and forth with Phoenix Two.

    The Far Call


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