A secret cubbyhole inside a closet is an example of a cache.
A cave used by explorers to hide supplies is an example of a cache.
Origin of cache
- French from cacher to hide from Old French to press, hide from Vulgar Latin coācticāre to store, pack together frequentative of Latin coāctāre to constrain from coāctus past participle of cōgere to force cogent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition