Definitions for quonset hutˈkwɒn sɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Quon′set hut`*ˈkwɒn sɪt

  1. a semicylindrical metal shelter having end walls.

    Category: Architecture, Building Trades, Trademark

* Trademark..

Origin of Quonset hut:

orig. developed for U.S. military forces at Quonset Naval Base, Rhode Island

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nissen hut, Quonset hut(noun)

    a prefabricated hut of corrugated iron having a semicircular cross section

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  1. Quonset hut

    A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanized steel having a semicircular cross-section. The design was based on the Nissen hut developed by the British during World War I. The name comes from their site of first manufacture, Quonset Point, at the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center in Davisville.

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