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Nis·sen hut

A prefabricated building of corrugated steel in the shape of a half cylinder, used especially by military personnel as a shelter.

[After Peter Norman Nissen (1871-1930), British army officer and mining engineer.]

Nissen hut

(Historical Terms) a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheet. US and Canadian equivalent: Quonset hut
[C20: named after Lt Col. Peter Nissen (1871–1930), British mining engineer, its inventor]

Nis′sen hut`

(ˈnɪs ən)
a prefabricated cylindrical shelter made of corrugated metal and having a concrete floor.
[1915–20; after Peter N. Nissen (1871–1930), Canadian military engineer who designed it]
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Noun1.Nissen hut - a prefabricated hut of corrugated iron having a semicircular cross section
army hut, field hut, hut - temporary military shelter

Nissen hut

n (Brit) → Nissenhütte f
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The club, which consists of two prefabricated Nissen huts, has been open for 71 years and lies near to the the Battle of Britain bunker from where the epic battle was marshalled.
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