- (US, Canada, Australia, sports) A team at the bottom of a league, or in a lower league.
2012 February 16, “Gold Coast United suspend coach”, in ESPN Australia:
- A publicity stunt has gone horribly wrong for Gold Coast United after the A-League cellar dwellers suspended their coach Miron Bleiberg indefinitely over comments regarding teenager Mitch Cooper's appointment as skipper.
2012 February 12, “No Travelling Road Show For United”, in Australian four Four Two:
- Cellar dwellers Gold Coast United will not be turned into a travelling road show to combat poor home support according to the club's owner Clive Palmer.
2006 November 8, “Defending champs downed by cellar dweller”, in Vancouver Sun:
- Defending champs downed by cellar dweller