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hut

[huht]
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noun
  1. a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.
  2. a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.
  3. Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.
verb (used with object), hut·ted, hut·ting.
  1. to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.
verb (used without object), hut·ted, hut·ting.
  1. to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.

Origin of hut

1645–55; < French hutte < Frankish, cognate with Old Saxon hutta, Old High German hutt(e)a < West Germanic *hudjā; akin to hide1
Related formshut·like, adjective

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1. shed, hovel.
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Examples from the Web for hutting

Historical Examples

  • Do you remember when Prout and you were on their track for hutting and trespass, wasn't it?

    Stalky &amp; Co.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • No ancient instances would have shaken Mrs. Hutting on this point; the train of logic was too strong.

    Double Harness

    Anthony Hope

  • Mrs. Hutting's views on this point imposed on Jeremy proceedings which he felt to be unbecoming to a philosopher.

    Double Harness

    Anthony Hope

  • The finishing-school was brandished again, but, after a private consultation on finance, put aside by the rector and Mrs. Hutting.

    Double Harness

    Anthony Hope

  • However the school-teacher did say something to the post-mistress, whence the something came to Mrs. Hutting's ears.

    Double Harness

    Anthony Hope


British Dictionary definitions for hutting

hut

noun
  1. a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
  2. the hut Australian (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc
  3. NZ a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc
verb
  1. to furnish with or live in a hut
Derived Formshutlike, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from French hutte, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hutta a crude dwelling
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Word Origin and History for hutting

hut

n.

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.

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