pup tent


Definition of pup tent

: a small usually wedge-shaped tent for two persons

Examples of pup tent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use as an impromptu pup tent, ground cover, bivy, or even a reflective background to make the most of a log fire or radiant-heat tarp shelter. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Emergency Shelters for Every Situation," 9 Aug. 2019 None of the tents were uniform, ranging in size from Improved Combat Shelters—the Army version of a one-person pup tent—to massive AirBeam inflatable barrack buildings. August Cole, Wired, "AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI," 5 June 2020 The second phase involved assembling the new components, such as climbing rocks and a structure shaped like a small pup tent. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale Boy Scout renovates KLM Park playground for Eagle Scout project," 9 Sep. 2019 Between the baby klipspringer antelope and the mating koalas, the first two episodes alone will wrap you in a blanket of warm fuzzies the size of a pup tent. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Beneath all the warm fuzzies, new Animal Planet series on San Diego Zoo an eye-opening look at conservation," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pup tent

1863, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2021

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“Pup tent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pup%20tent. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pup tent

US : a small tent for usually two people

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