[ kwon-sit ]
/ ˈkwɒn sɪt /
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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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How to use Quonset hut in a sentence
Heathrow was just a collection of Quonset huts, and the airfield was enrobed in fog.The New Fear of Flying After MH370|Clive Irving|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were divided into two rooms with a bath room each side, each half of the quonset hut.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
No, sir; we had them in the armory, in the quonset hut designated as the armory.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
So you and Oswald were actually quartered in the same quonset hut up to the time Oswald was discharged?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Do you remember an occasion on which he was transferred out of a quonset hut because of a refusal to clean up?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Another half-hour taxi ride over dusty desert roads would bring him to the glorified quonset hut his brother called home.Martyr|Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for Quonset hut
/ (ˈkwɒnsɪt) /
trademark US a military shelter made of corrugated steel sheet, having a semicircular cross sectionBrit equivalent: Nissen hut
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