Quonset hut


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Quonset hut

(ˈkwɒnsɪt)
n
(Military) trademark US a military shelter made of corrugated steel sheet, having a semicircular cross section. Brit equivalent: Nissen hut

Quon′set hut`

(ˈkwɒn sɪt)
Trademark.
a semicylindrical metal shelter having end walls.
[orig. developed for U.S. military forces at Quonset Naval Base, Rhode Island]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quonset hut - a prefabricated hut of corrugated iron having a semicircular cross section
army hut, field hut, hut - temporary military shelter
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We are often thought of as a Quonset hut manufacturer, and we are there to show this customer segment that we do so much more," says Rob Poellnitz, Vice President of SteelMaster Buildings.