hoop house

noun

variants or less commonly hoophouse
ˈhüp-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce hoop house (audio)
 also  ˈhu̇p-
plural hoop houses also hoophouses
: high tunnel
The Natural Resources Conservation Service initiative provides financial assistance to growers who want to extend their growing season by raising plants inside a high tunnel, commonly called a hoop house.Suzanne Featherston
Singh greatly benefited from having 12 out of 20 acres of his farm covered by hoop houses. … These structures protected his crops from the harsh rain and cold weather outside.Lara Rivera and Haley Stark
often : a small high tunnel that is typically used for cultivating tender crops or sheltering small livestock (such as chickens or goats)
A hoop house is a portable greenhouse you can make by arching PVC pipe into a frame and covering it in plastic or ventilated garden film. Marie Iannotti
Hoop houses for hogs can be constructed for about one-third the cost of total confinement buildings. John Crabtree
Now, the tomatoes grow under a hoophouse, and, tethered to a trellis, they are sheltered from intense sun and rain. Makaelah Walters

Examples of hoop house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Torres Small and Slotkin toured the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm's various hoop houses, crops and facilities. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 22 May 2024 While here, be sure to pop into the native butterfly and moth Gothic-style hoop house as well as the native bee exhibit. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 Protect the lilac with a hoop house in the early spring. oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2023 Thousands of hoop houses cropped up and police were overwhelmed, nailing only a fraction of the sites. Andrew Selsky, BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2023 Other exemplary dishes include spiced duck breast with kohlrabi and local blueberries, and a side of spring carrots grown in a hoop house, dressed in tangy sweet layers of apple and ginger glaze, ajo blanco, golden raisin, and coconut chutney. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hoop house was in 1974

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“Hoop house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoop%20house. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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