A prefabricated building of corrugated steel in the shape of a half cylinder, used especially by military personnel as a shelter.
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.
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Origin of nissen-hut
- After Peter Norman Nissen (1871–1930), British army officer and mining engineer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- For Peter Norman Nissen, Canadian engineer