fallout shelter


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fallout shelter

[′fȯl‚au̇t ‚shel·tər]
(civil engineering)
A structure that affords some protection against fallout radiation and other effects of nuclear explosion; maximum protection is in reinforced concrete shelters below the ground. Also known as radiation shelter.

fallout shelter

A structure (or room therein) used for protection against harmful radiation due to radioactive fallout following a nuclear blast.
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