- a prefabricated, tunnel-shaped shelter made of corrugated metal and having a concrete floor; Quonset hut: first used by the British army in World War I.
Origin of Nissen hut
1915–20; after Lieutenant Colonel Peter N. Nissen (1871–1930), Canadian military engineer who invented it
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- a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheetUS and Canadian equivalent: Quonset hut
C20: named after Lt Col. Peter Nissen (1871–1930), British mining engineer, its inventor