pup tent

noun

: a small usually wedge-shaped tent for two persons

Examples of pup tent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This time the tents — larger than pup tents but not tall enough to stand in — were secured on wooden platforms to raise them above the asphalt. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 But if roughing it in a pup tent isn’t quite your thing, look into the glamorous yet rustic digs at Paws Up. Juliet Izon, Glamour, 26 Jan. 2023 Botanist Maria Jesus has made a career out of trying to protect wild places where rare plants are making their last stand, and field work can mean bivouacking alone in a pup tent. Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2022 Anybody stopping by Shirk’s blue pup tent will get a story that, but for the fates, could befall any parent. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Feb. 2022 Voyager, with a cockpit the size of a pup tent and the wingspan of a Boeing 727, was a virtual flying fuel tank that weighed over 11,000 pounds at takeoff and less than 2,300 pounds at landing. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2021 An ominous name, perhaps, but the day doesn’t end lost in any woods, nor roughing it in a sleeping bag, pup tent or rustic lean-to. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, 26 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 5 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pup tent was in 1863

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“Pup tent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pup%20tent. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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