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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.]
(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]
n (Brit) → Nissenhütte f