The definition of a hovel is a small shelter, or a low, open shed.(noun)
An example of a hovel is a tiny cramped apartment.
Hovel is defined as to shelter or store in a tiny space.(verb)
An example of hovel is for a squirrel to store nuts in a tiny hole.
See hovel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See hovel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, hut.
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