Nissen hut
noun Etymology: Peter N. Nissen died 1930 British mining engineer Date: 1917 a prefabricated shelter with a semicircular arching roof of corrugated iron sheeting and a concrete floor

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  • Nissen hut — in Port Lincoln, South Australia, in the process of being converted into the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in the early 1950s. It was demolished in the late 1960s …   Wikipedia

  • Nissen hut — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a tunnel shaped hut of corrugated iron with a cement floor. ORIGIN named after the British engineer Peter N. Nissen (1871 1930) …   English terms dictionary

  • Nissen hut — [nis′ən] n. [after P. N. Nissen (1871 1930), engineer in the Cdn army] 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Nissen hut — UK [ˈnɪs(ə)n ˌhʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms Nissen hut : singular Nissen hut plural Nissen huts British a small building made of steel, originally used as a shelter during the First World War …   English dictionary

  • Nissen hut — [[t]nɪ̱s(ə)n hʌt[/t]] Nissen huts N COUNT A Nissen hut is a military hut made of metal. The walls and roof form the shape of a semi circle. [BRIT] (in AM, use Quonset hut) …   English dictionary

  • Nissen hut — /nis euhn/ a prefabricated, tunnel shaped shelter made of corrugated metal and having a concrete floor; Quonset hut: first used by the British army in World War I. [1915 20; after Lieutenant Colonel Peter N. Nissen (1871 1930), Canadian military… …   Universalium

  • Nissen hut — [ nɪs(ə)n] noun Brit. a tunnel shaped hut of corrugated iron with a cement floor. Origin early 20th cent.: named after the British engineer Peter N. Nissen …   English new terms dictionary

  • Nissen hut — Nis′sen hut [[t]ˈnɪs ən[/t]] n. mil brit. a prefabricated cylindrical shelter made of corrugated metal and having a concrete floor • Etymology: 1915–20; after Peter N. Nissen (1871–1930), Canadian military engineer who designed it …   From formal English to slang

  • Nissen hut — /ˈnɪsən hʌt/ (say nisuhn hut) noun a prefabricated shelter with the shape of a long, slightly flattened cylinder, usually built of steel sheet, especially for use by soldiers. {named after Colonel PN Nissen, 1871–1930, British mining engineer,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nissen hut — n. a tunnel shaped hut of corrugated iron with a cement floor. Etymology: P. N. Nissen, British engineer d. 1930, its inventor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nissen hut — Nis|sen hut [ nısn ,hʌt ] noun count BRITISH a QUONSET HUT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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