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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Decaying sheds and an old Quonset hut have been torn down.
The proposed use would be in an existing 4,000-square-foot Quonset hut, and existing tenants would remain in two other structures on the site.
Caption: The interior of a World War II-Era Quonset hut, much like those that served as the first studio for WKAR-TV.
The pilots gathered under the primitive Quonset hut that had been erected for intelligence briefings and received information about the specific target for the mission: the Nakajima Aircraft engine factories west of Tokyo.
Tenders are invited for removal of existing 42~x42~ quonset hut. 6 bay 124~x60~ pre-engineered steel building system.
One of those buildings will be familiar to our mature readers as the Quonset hut that once housed the Wine Cellar.
The event features live music, food for sale, craft sale, car parts swap meet and classic vehicles show with five divisions (Pre-WWII Stock, Pre-WWII Modified, Post-WWII Stock, Post-WWII Modified, and Trusty Rusty), a trophy will be handed for each division as well as an overall Best in Show (which is a people's choice award); admission and car show entry is free; all profit support Goldson Community Grange Building Restoration Project, helping the grange to repair its historic WWI Quonset hut. Information: Call Les Sellars at 541-234-3173.
Mutchler, George, and I are sitting at a picnic bench outside the Quonset hut turned theater, fake blood and cheap rose before us.
To keep Shaddy hidden and out of the water, Brodsky built a floating pontoon dog blind called the Quonset hut (after the military buildings made famous in World War II), taking third place in the 2014 Boats & Blinds contest.
It was a good life: they at first lived in a Quonset hut in the hills high above the beach and later in a place right on the beach, they had three daughters (their son was not born yet), a menagerie of pets, a wonderful circle of friends and family, parties almost every weekend, and Sam's career was on the rise....
They also would not know the difference between a good building and a Quonset hut.
The young Supply Corps officer found that there were no suitable vault or safe facilities available, but the NOB disbursing officer provided a Quonset hut in which to store the money.