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unsheltered

[ uhn-shel-terd ]
/ ʌnˈʃɛl tərd /
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adjective
not protected or shielded, as from storms or missiles, by a wall, roof, barrier, dense vegetative cover, or the like: Eastside residents now face a steep climb uphill to an unsheltered bus stop if they want to use public transportation.The beach is unsheltered from northern winds and gets big waves in late summer.
being without a house or lacking permanent housing; houseless; homeless: Veterans experiencing homelessness were more likely to be classified as unsheltered—living in cars, public parks, or under highway overpasses.
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Origin of unsheltered

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 +sheltered

usage note for unsheltered

See homeless.

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