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shelter tent

noun
1.
a small, two-person, military tent consisting of two halves (shelter halves) buttoned or tied together, held up by accessory ropes and poles.
Also called pup tent.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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Examples for shelter tent
  • The army lolls and longs for the shade, of which some get a hand's breadth, from a shelter tent stuck upon a ramrod.
  • Your correspondent having a horse to carry him, returned to the camp, and had a blanket and a shelter tent over him.
  • We crawled under our little shelter tent to peruse a letter which each of us had received.
British Dictionary definitions for shelter tent

shelter tent

noun
1.
(US) a military tent for two men
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