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Meaning of hovel

hov•el

Pronunciation: (huv'ul, hov'-), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
—n.
  1. a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.
  2. any dirty, disorganized dwelling.
  3. an open shed, as for sheltering cattle or tools.
—v.t.
  1. to shelter or lodge as in a hovel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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