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cold cellar

noun, Chiefly Northeastern U.S.
root cellar.
Origin of cold cellar
An Americanism dating back to 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was lying asleep in a cold cellar on a little heap of straw.

    Cast Adrift T. S. Arthur
  • From the king's gorgeous chamber to the cold cellar they shot.

    The Princess and Curdie

    George MacDonald
  • Every home should have a cold cellar or an ice box to keep food from spoiling.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • The herbaceous odour of recently distilled waters is removed by keeping them for some months, loosely covered in a cold cellar.

  • I was feeling as if I had just got out of a cold cellar, into the sunshine, and could shout with very lightness of heart.

    Both Sides the Border

    G. A. Henty
  • He knew the flesh of the young cow was tender and good, and after freezing it he hung it up in his cold cellar.

    The Heart of the Ancient Wood Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The run of 1914 was very limited and of necessity stored in a cold cellar.

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