shelternoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈʃel.tər/ us /ˈʃel.t̬ɚ/
an air-raid shelter 防空洞
They opened a shelter to provide temporary housing for the city's homeless. 他们开设了一个收容所，为该市的无家可归者提供临时的住宿。
- There was no shelter from the merciless heat.
- The bomb shelter has concrete walls that are three metres thick.
- Spare a thought for all those without shelter on a cold night like this.
- An upturned boat on the beach provided shelter.
- When the air raid siren went off people ran to their shelters.
shelter verb (PROTECT)