wall tent



a tent having four perpendicular sides, usually larger and with more headroom than most pyramid-shaped tents.

Origin of wall tent

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples of wall tent

  • It is of the pattern known as the wall-tent, but of large size.

    The Border Spy

    Lieut. Col. Hazeltine

  • At the head of every street was a wall-tent, which I supposed was the colonel's.

    Who Goes There?

    Blackwood Ketcham Benson

  • One of the company lingered behind to see what manner of people these were who were so comfortably camped out in a wall-tent.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks

  • The wall-tent is shaped like a house: the walls or sides, which are perpendicular, are four feet high.

    How to Camp Out

    John M. Gould

  • When taps sounded, we turned in beneath two blankets in a wall-tent lighted by a feeble lantern.