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Nissen hut

[ nis-uhn ]
/ ˈnɪs ən /
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noun

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.

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Origin of Nissen hut

1915–20; after Lieutenant Colonel Peter N. Nissen (1871–1930), Canadian military engineer who invented it
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British Dictionary definitions for Nissen hut

Nissen hut
/ (ˈnɪsən) /

noun

a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheetUS and Canadian equivalent: Quonset hut

Word Origin for Nissen hut

C20: named after Lt Col. Peter Nissen (1871–1930), British mining engineer, its inventor
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