storm cellar

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noun
  1. a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar.

Origin of storm cellar

1
First recorded in 1900–05

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How to use storm cellar in a sentence

  • Suddenly the roar of the storm lessened and Doctor Stevens cautiously opened the door of the storm cellar.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair | Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Winds are indeed common, but the village is safely out of the track of the Kansas cyclones, and the storm cellar is unknown.

  • Had we been in Kansas and seen such elemental disturbances, we should have hunted the storm-cellar.

  • Instantly she recognized it as an old fashioned storm cellar.

    The Secret Pact | Mildred A. Wirt
  • The house had been unroofed but the family had taken refuge in the storm cellar.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair | Ruthe S. Wheeler