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An encampment of huts.
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(Military) chiefly military a number or group of huts
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(ˈhʌt mənt)

an encampment of huts.
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Noun1.hutment - an encampment of huts (chiefly military)
bivouac, camp, cantonment, encampment - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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