Definition of Nissen hut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Nissen hut

BrE BrE//ˈnɪsn hʌt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪsn hʌt//
(British English) (North American English Quonset hut™)
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a shelter made of metal with curved walls and roof Word Originearly 20th cent.: named after Peter N. Nissen (1871–1930), the British engineer who invented it. Culture Nissen huts were used in Britain, especially during the Second World War, to store equipment or as temporary shelters for soldiers. They were named after the man who originally designed them.

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