Definition of Portakabin™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtəkæbɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtəkæbɪn//
(British English) Buildings
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a small building that can be moved from place to place by a vehicle, designed to be used as a temporary office, etc. See related entries: Buildings Word Origin1960s: from porta- (from portable) and an alteration of cabin.