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1. A crude or makeshift dwelling or shelter; a shack.
2. A temporary structure for sheltering troops.
3. A sturdy building offering shelter in the backcountry, as to mountaineers.
tr. & intr.v. hut·ted, hut·ting, huts
To shelter or take shelter in a hut.

[French hutte, of Germanic origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
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 huts collectively.
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Anew Scottish hutting site looks set to inspire more outdoors fans to join a countryside revolution.
Development and planning of the hutting site is still at the early stages but it is hoped that it will be the launchpad for other similar initiatives.
Donald McPhillimy, a campaigner for Reforesting Scotland, which works on behalf of FC, said: "We are thrilled to find a new location for developing a hutting site on public forest land.