- 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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Examples from the Web for 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
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.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert