Shelter tent
Shelter Shel"ter, n. [Cf. OE. scheltrun, shiltroun, schelltrome, scheldtrome, a guard, squadron, AS. scildtruma a troop of men with shields; scild shield + truma a band of men. See {Shield}, n.] 1. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen. [1913 Webster]

The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid, From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender. [1913 Webster]

Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me. --Ps. lxi. 3. [1913 Webster]

3. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. [1913 Webster]

Who into shelter takes their tender bloom. --Young. [1913 Webster]

{Shelter tent},a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers carry the pieces. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Asylum; refuge; retreat; covert; sanctuary; protection; defense; security. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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