Definition of Fallout shelter

1. Noun. A shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb.

Generic synonyms: Shelter

Definition of Fallout shelter

1. Noun. A thick-walled building, usually under the ground, built so that people can keep away from dust after a nuclear explosion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fallout Shelter

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Literary usage of Fallout shelter

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1. In Time of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"A fallout shelter does not need to be a special type of building or underground bunker. ... (A fallout shelter should not be confused with a blast shelter. ..."

2. Space Gate: The Veil Removed by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"Mount Weather became the nation's biggest and best fallout shelter, though its existence was not “officially” acknowledged until 1974, when a TWA jet ..."

3. Statistical Abstract of the United States by United States. Bureau of the Census, United States Dept. of the Treasury. Bureau of Statistics, United States Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (1879)
"Facility owner has signed fallout shelter license which permits use of facility as a public shelter. ... Official fallout shelter signs posted on facility. ..."

4. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Frederic Solomon (1986)
"... to use "pattern attacks" on the bomber bases, and to adopt a more realistic fallout shelter posture (US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, 1975; ..."

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