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pup tent

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  1. shelter tent.
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Origin of pup tent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • In his blind fright, the animal charged straight into Washington Washington's pup-tent, landing right on the colored boy.

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers

    Jessie Graham Flower

  • This formed a small A-shaped tent, a "pup-tent," as the soldiers called it, but was open at the front and back.

  • Peeping out from his pup-tent, he saw half a dozen tupa (or giant tree-climbing crabs) on a nocturnal raid on a cocoanut-grove.

British Dictionary definitions for pup tent

pup tent

  1. another name for shelter tent
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