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wine cellar

a cellar for the storage of wine.
the wine stored there; a store or stock of wines.
Origin of wine cellar
1325-75; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And he would be sitting alone in the dark in the wine-cellar.

    The Lost Prince Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The second part of salt-cellar is not the same word as in wine-cellar.

  • It makes you cross to your wife, severe to the cook, and critical to your own wine-cellar.

    Marion Fay Anthony Trollope
  • There will be no valeting, and you will have undisputed charge of the pantry and wine-cellar.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • Of course, we knew it was only a wine-cellar, because we have one at home.

  • "This is my wine-cellar and it is well stocked," said Vauquelas, with a smile.

    Which? Ernest Daudet
  • "The matter is, papa has emptied his wine-cellar," said Esther in a rather aggrieved tone.

    Pine Needles Susan Bogert Warner
  • My position in that wine-cellar was anything but a comfortable one.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • The sight of you makes me dream of it—me, a woman, cool as a wine-cellar or a well.

  • He dares not use his wine-cellar, for then his great toe aches.

    Zones of the Spirit August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for wine-cellar

wine cellar

a place, such as a dark cool cellar, where wine is stored
the stock of wines stored there
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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