shelter tent


noun

a small, two-person, military tent consisting of two halves (shelter halves) buttoned or tied together, held up by accessory ropes and poles.

Origin of shelter tent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Also called pup tent.
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shelter tent

noun

US a military tent for two men
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