Nissen hutNis·sen hut
a prefabricated shelter of corrugated metal shaped like a cylinder cut vertically in two and resting on its flat surface: first used by the Brit. Army in WWI
Origin of Nissen hutafter P. N. Nissen (1871-1930), engineer in the Canadian army
A prefabricated building of corrugated steel in the shape of a half cylinder, used especially by military personnel as a shelter.
Origin of Nissen hutAfter Peter Norman Nissen (1871-1930), British army officer and mining engineer
(plural Nissen huts)
For Peter Norman Nissen, Canadian engineer