- a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar.
Origin of storm cellar
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for storm cellar
Had we been in Kansas and seen such elemental disturbances, we should have hunted the storm-cellar.Through the South Seas with Jack London