The team came from the cellar to win the pennant.
Your basement floor below the first floor of your home is an example of a cellar.
Your collection of 200 bottles of wine is an example of a wine cellar.
When you put a new bottle of wine you have bought into a room where you already have 100 bottles of wine, this is an example of when you cellar the wine.
- the lowest position, as in the relative standing of competing teams
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Origin of cellar
- Middle English celer from Old French from Late Latin cellārium pantry from Latin cella storeroom kel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition