- a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.
- a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.
- Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.
- to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.
- to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.
Origin of hut
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Examples from the Web for hutting
Do you remember when Prout and you were on their track for hutting and trespass, wasn't it?Stalky & Co.
No ancient instances would have shaken Mrs. Hutting on this point; the train of logic was too strong.
Mrs. Hutting's views on this point imposed on Jeremy proceedings which he felt to be unbecoming to a philosopher.
The finishing-school was brandished again, but, after a private consultation on finance, put aside by the rector and Mrs. Hutting.
However the school-teacher did say something to the post-mistress, whence the something came to Mrs. Hutting's ears.
- a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
- the hut Australian (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc
- NZ a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc
- to furnish with or live in a hut
Word Origin and History for hutting
1650s, from French hutte "cottage" (16c.), from Middle High German hütte "cottage, hut," probably from Proto-Germanic *hudjon-, related to the root of Old English hydan "to hide," from PIE *keudh-, from root (s)keu- (see hide (n.1)). Apparently first in English as a military word. Old Saxon hutta, Danish hytte, Swedish hytta, Frisian and Middle Dutch hutte, Dutch hut are from High German.