- an area set up with tents, especially as to house homeless or displaced persons.
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Related Wordsencampment, tent, shed, chalet, shack, tilt, shanty, lean-to, hut, cottage, caravansary, lodge, wigwam, bivouac, campfire, campground, tepee
Examples from the Web for tent city
Lynn Waddell talks to the tent-city organizers—and the city police chief making preparations.Anti-RNC Leaders: The Protests Must Go On
August 26, 2012
Still, the show felt nothing like an energizing, disorienting walk through the tent-city stronghold in Zuccotti Park.Occupy Wall Street Goes Onstage
November 9, 2011