Definition of Morrison shelter in English:

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Morrison shelter

Pronunciation: /ˈmɒrɪs(ə)nʃɛltə/


A movable air-raid shelter, shaped like a table and used indoors.
Example sentences
  • The Morrison shelter was an iron cage that doubled as a table, but was designed to protect the family as their house collapsed around them.
  • When woken by a night air raid, Jack's parents would guide their only child downstairs to hide in a Morrison shelter.
  • Nevertheless the Anderson and Morrison shelters did play their part in saving many lives and are looked back with thankful and fond memories.


Named after Herbert S. Morrison, UK Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Home Security 1940–5, during which period the shelter was adopted.

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