Definition of safe room in US English:

safe room


  • A room in a house or other building that is invulnerable to attack or intrusion, and from which security operations can be directed.

    Also called panic room
    • ‘Also, people are getting safe room kits in which they're being given special room air filters to set up just in case there is an accident.’
    • ‘A fire could spread from your tape safe room through the open fire door to the Computer Room!’
    • ‘Nonetheless, safe rooms are becoming popular in new house construction in KC.’
    • ‘The handgun is ‘infantry;’ it allows you to go mobile, shepherding other family members from their bedrooms to the safe room.’
    • ‘The safe room is the room the family understands will be the gathering point for all members if security is breached by intruders.’
    • ‘Most of what they're worried about would never necessitate you to have a safe room.’
    • ‘Maybe it is wise to stock up on coarse soap (for wiping away radiation released by a dirty bomb) and plastic sheeting and duct tape for creating safe rooms.’
    • ‘Well, the idea is that some people have installed safe rooms in their houses, people that are extremely paranoid, extremely rich, for all sorts of reasons.’
    • ‘Initially we were told to store these items in a designated safe room in the house.’
    • ‘People are building safe rooms in the basement.’
    • ‘How will you get fresh air in/out of this safe room?’
    • ‘Well can't we move them in here and free up the tape safe room?’
    • ‘Responding to government alarms, duct tape and plastic sheeting disappeared from store shelves as people rushed to build safe rooms secure from chemical, radiological or biological attacks.’
    • ‘This means you don't go looking for him, you ensconce with the family in the safe room, get the police on the phone, and make the intruder come looking for you.’
    • ‘The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recognized the Lite-Deck system as an effective component of a concrete safe room.’
    • ‘Fortunately for that family, they were bunkered in what they called a safe room.’
    • ‘Stepping inside he tried to see any lines any contours that could tell him it was a safe room.’
    • ‘This can include strengthening garage doors, reinforcing your pre-designated safe room, or even elevating coastal homes.’
    • ‘If are going to pay for a panic room, a safe room, which these people do, why not build something they can use in the meantime, for entertainment?’


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