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Quonset hut

1942, from Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island, where this type of structure was first built, in 1941. The place name is from a southern New England Algonquian language and perhaps means "small, long place."

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Definitions of Quonset hut

Quonset hut (n.)
a prefabricated hut of corrugated iron having a semicircular cross section;
Synonyms: Nissen hut
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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