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Nissen hut

[nis-uh n] /ˈnɪs ən/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; after Lieutenant Colonel Peter N. Nissen (1871-1930), Canadian military engineer who invented it
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Nissen hut

/ˈnɪsən/
noun
1.
a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheet US and Canadian equivalent Quonset hut
Word Origin
C20: named after Lt Col. Peter Nissen (1871–1930), British mining engineer, its inventor
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