(in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
Western U.S. any rude hut.
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How to use wickiup in a sentence
If the wickiup is large enough, and the vegetation covering the roof is wet or green material, it may be safe enough to build a tiny fire inside this type of shelter.Winter survival shelters you should know how to build | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | December 21, 2020 | Popular-Science
When Redbird and White Bear returned to their wickiup, the crescent moon had reached the high point of its trail across the sky.
When he reached his wickiup he called Redbird out, and they walked through the camp together.
They left the wickiup and she walked through the camp with her eyes on the ground, too frightened, he supposed, to look about her.
That night Redbird curled up on her solitary pallet of blankets laid over a mat of reeds on one side of the wickiup.
Delgadito turned and entered his wickiup to indicate that Geronimo was dismissed.The Story of Geronimo | James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for wickiup
US and Canadian a crude shelter made of brushwood, mats, or grass and having an oval frame, esp of a kind used by nomadic Indians now in Oklahoma and neighbouring states of the US
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