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shack

noun \ˈshak\

: a small house or building that is not put together well

Full Definition of SHACK

1
:  hut, shanty
2
:  a room or similar enclosed structure for a particular person or use <a guard shack>

Examples of SHACK

  1. an old shack in the woods
  2. <a farmer's shack out in the fields that's used for lambing and as a shelter from storms>

Origin of SHACK

probably back-formation from English dialect shackly rickety
First Known Use: 1878

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shack

noun \ˈshak\

Definition of SHACK for Kids

:  hut, shanty

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