(also Quonset hut)
noun N. Amer. trademark a prefabricated building with a semi-cylindrical corrugated roof.
Second World War: named after Quonset Point, Rhode Island, where such huts were first made.

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  • Quonset — Quon·set (kwŏnʹsĭt) A trademark used for a prefabricated portable hut having a semicircular roof of corrugated metal that curves down to form walls. This trademark often occurs in attributive contexts in print: “a Quonset building that once… …   Universalium

  • Quonset — noun A trademark for a prefabricated building having a semicircular roof of corrugated iron; a Quonset hut …   Wiktionary

  • Quonset™ — noun Quonset™ is used before these nouns: ↑hut …   Collocations dictionary

  • Quonset — n. US propr. a prefabricated metal building with a semicylindrical corrugated roof. Etymology: Quonset Point, Rhode Island, where it was first made …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quonset — trademark used for a prefabricated shelter having a semicircular arching roof of corrugated metal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Quonset —  hut. Prefabricated metal shelter …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • quonset — n. semicylindrical building used as a dormitory or warehouse (mainly found on military bases) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Quonset — Quon·set …   English syllables

  • Quonset Point — is a small peninsula in Narragansett Bay in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It is contained entirely within the town of North Kingstown. coord|41.595|N|71.415|W|type:airport Quonset Point was the location of Naval Air Station Quonset Point, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Quonset Point — Gewässer Narragansett Bay Geographische Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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