Quonset-hut definitions

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A prefabricated shelter made of corrugated metal, shaped like a longitudinal half of a cylinder resting on its flat surface.
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A lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanized steel having a semicircular cross section.
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Origin of quonset-hut

Named after the place they were manufactured; the placename derives from an Algonquian language.