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Drawing a blank: what are underground shelters called?

Asked by Aster (19994points) March 7th, 2012

They’re not usually called storm cellars. What are they called?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

I think storm cellar is an aceptable term.

Aster's avatar

I agree but it’s not the term I’m looking for.

augustlan's avatar

I’ve always heard storm cellar, too. Storm shelter?

funkdaddy's avatar

Maybe bunker? Basement?

Nullo's avatar

I think the book just called it a cellar. We Middle-Earth types are more likely to call the hole under the house a basement; I’m sure that there’s a distinction.

Aster's avatar

Maybe it’s tornado shelter. Or as @augustlan suggested, storm cellar.

Kayak8's avatar

Cyclone cellar?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Root cellar ( root crops storage like potatoes and carrots?)

rebbel's avatar

Bomb shelter?

Trillian's avatar

“Aunt Em dropped her work and came to the door. One glance told her of the danger close at hand. “Quick Dorothy!” she screamed. “Run for the cellar!”
L. Frank Baum

Sunny2's avatar

It may depend on where you live. I believe they are, indeed, called storm cellars.

zigmund's avatar

Fallout shelter?

Aster's avatar

Storm cellar is what I was looking for but wow; what funny replies! And so many! lol

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