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.
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- 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.
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.
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.
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.