Origin of Quonset hutfrom Quonset, a trademark, after Quonset Point, R.I., where first manufactured
a prefabricated shelter made of corrugated metal, shaped like a longitudinal half of a cylinder resting on its flat surface
(plural Quonset huts)
- A lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanized steel having a semicircular cross section.
Named after the place they were manufactured; the placename derives from an Algonquian language.