Nissen hut

noun

Nis·​sen hut ˈni-sᵊn- How to pronounce Nissen hut (audio)
: a prefabricated shelter with a semicircular arching roof of corrugated iron sheeting and a concrete floor

Word History

Etymology

Peter N. Nissen †1930 British mining engineer

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nissen hut was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Nissen hut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nissen%20hut. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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