Definition of nuclear shelter in English:

nuclear shelter


  • A structure designed to protect occupants from the effects of nuclear weapons.

    ‘this 1960s Cold War nuclear shelter lies partly beneath a hill’
    • ‘He had returned from the nuclear shelter that night.’
    • ‘The former nuclear shelter is buried in the corner of a farmer's field.’
    • ‘Built as a nuclear shelter in the Cold War, the bunker was designed to supply 30 local utilities workers with food, clean air and water for up to 60 days.’
    • ‘It was Harvey who built the nuclear shelter.’
    • ‘She was kept in a single narrow room, designed to be a nuclear shelter.’