Quonset hut

[ kwon-sit ]
/ ˈkwɒn sɪt /

Trademark.

a semicylindrical metal shelter having end walls, usually serving as a barracks, storage shed, or the like, developed for the U.S. military forces from the British Nissen hut at Quonset Naval Base in Rhode Island.

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Quonset hut
/ (ˈkwɒnsɪt) /

noun

trademark US a military shelter made of corrugated steel sheet, having a semicircular cross sectionBrit equivalent: Nissen hut
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