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[huht] /hʌt/
noun
1.
a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.
2.
a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.
3.
Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.
verb (used with object), hutted, hutting.
4.
to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.
verb (used without object), hutted, hutting.
5.
to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < French hutte < Frankish, cognate with Old Saxon hutta, Old High German hutt(e)a < West Germanic *hudjā; akin to hide1
Related forms
hutlike, adjective
Synonyms
1. shed, hovel.
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Examples for huts
  • Tents and wattle and daub huts preceded more substantial structures.
  • The original settlement consisted largely of hide huts and saloons.
British Dictionary definitions for huts

hut

/hʌt/
noun
1.
a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
2.
(Austral) the hut, (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc
3.
(NZ) a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc
verb
4.
to furnish with or live in a hut
Derived Forms
hutlike, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from French hutte, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hutta a crude dwelling
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Word Origin and History for huts
hut
1658, from Fr. hutte "cottage" (16c.), from M.H.G. hütte "cottage, hut," probably from P.Gmc. *khudjan-, from the root of O.E. hydan "to hide." Apparently first in Eng. as a military word.
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