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wall tent

a tent having four perpendicular sides, usually larger and with more headroom than most pyramid-shaped tents.
Origin of wall tent
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Less than a hundred yards from the wall tent was a small diurnal stream, fed by melting snow.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • For larger parties, the wall tent with a fly is recommended.

  • The lodges were in shape like the fly of a wall tent, simply a sheet stretched for a cover.

  • At Corinth some quartermaster had furnished them a wall tent with "fly" to protect the goods.

  • If a wall tent is to be pitched lay it on floor, inside down, the fly on top of it.

    Campward Ho! Unknown
  • For a party of four boys on their first camping trip, the best kind will be a wall tent.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • You will take one wall tent for the officers, Captain, and the men will each carry their half of a shelter tent.

  • We had a wall tent which we used for an office when in a permanent camp, furnished with two small field desks and a folding table.

  • Then came an overcoat, big enough for an equestrian statue of George Washington, with a cape on it as big as a wall tent.

  • We proposed to leave the wall tent at the Base, but to take the pyramidal tent with us on the climb.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham

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