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Definition of tent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 a shelter made of a large sheet of canvas, nylon, etc. that is supported by poles and ropes fixed to the ground, and is used especially for camping to put up/take down a tent to pitch (= put up)a tent Food will be served in the hospitality tent (= for example at an outdoor show). see also A-frame tent, dome tent, oxygen tent, pup tent
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