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wall tent

a tent having four perpendicular sides, usually larger and with more headroom than most pyramid-shaped tents.
Origin of wall tent
1835-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When taps sounded, we turned in beneath two blankets in a wall-tent lighted by a feeble lantern.

  • It is of the pattern known as the wall-tent, but of large size.

    The Border Spy Lieut. Col. Hazeltine
  • One of the company lingered behind to see what manner of people these were who were so comfortably camped out in a wall-tent.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • At the head of every street was a wall-tent, which I supposed was the colonel's.

    Who Goes There? Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • We had a hospital tent for our sitting-room, with a wall-tent pitched behind and opening out of the larger one, for our bedroom.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • The wall-tent is shaped like a house: the walls or sides, which are perpendicular, are four feet high.

    How to Camp Out John M. Gould

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