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.
after Lieutenant Colonel Peter N.
(1871–1930), Canadian military engineer who invented it
US and Canadian equivalent:
a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheet
[C20: named after Lt Col. Peter
(1871--1930), British mining engineer, its inventor]
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