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Meaning of Quonset hut

Quon'set hut"

Pronunciation: (kwon'sit), [key]
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  1. a semicylindrical metal shelter having end walls, usually serving as a barracks, storage shed, or the like, developed for the U.S. military forces from the British Nissen hut at Quonset Naval Base in Rhode Island.
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