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noun

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

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Also called pup tent.

Origin of shelter tent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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shelter tent

noun

US a military tent for two men
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