Meaning of “fallout shelter” in the English Dictionary

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"fallout shelter" in British English

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fallout shelternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔːl.aʊt ˌʃel.tər/ us /ˈfɑːl.aʊt ˌʃel.t̬ɚ/

a strong building, usually under the ground, intended to keep people safe from the dust in the air after a nuclear explosion

(Definition of “fallout shelter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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