a small, two-person, military tent consisting of two halves (shelter halves ) buttoned or tied together, held up by accessory ropes and poles.
- Also called pup tent.
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How to use shelter tent in a sentence
Nearly a year and a half ago, a prominent foundation provided a homeless shelter tent worth $800,000 to the city of Chula Vista.Morning Report: Chula Vista to Return Shelter Tent | Voice of San Diego | October 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Chula Vista will return a homeless shelter tent that a prominent nonprofit foundation last year agreed to allow the city to use free of charge.Chula Vista to Foundation: Nah, You Can Keep Your Homeless Shelter Tent | Lisa Halverstadt | October 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
You will take one wall tent for the officers, Captain, and the men will each carry their half of a shelter tent.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
This can be done in ten minutes, and makes a shelter-tent that will turn a heavy rain for hours.Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
If a few brass eyes are run along the edges, and in the corners, then it can be stretched for a shelter-tent, too.Pluck on the Long Trail | Edwin L. Sabin
The tents d'abri, or shelter-tent, carried by the soldier himself, is all-sufficient.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete | William T. Sherman
The first sergeant places himself on the right of the right guide and with him pitches a single shelter tent.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 | United States War Department
British Dictionary definitions for shelter tent
US a military tent for two men
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