pup tent

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noun


Nearby words

  1. punty,
  2. punxsutawney,
  3. puny,
  4. puo,
  5. pup,
  6. pupa,
  7. puparium,
  8. pupate,
  9. pupation,
  10. pupfish

Origin of pup tent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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Examples from the Web for pup tent

  • 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

noun

another name for shelter tent
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