cyclone cellar


noun

a cellar or other underground place for shelter from cyclones and tornadoes.

Nearby words

  1. cyclolysis,
  2. cyclometer,
  3. cyclometric,
  4. cyclonal,
  5. cyclone,
  6. cyclone fence,
  7. cyclone furnace,
  8. cyclonic,
  9. cyclonite,
  10. cyclooctatetraene

Origin of cyclone cellar

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

Also called storm cellar.

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