shelter tent


Definition of shelter tent

: a small tent usually consisting of two interchangeable pieces : pup tent

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Several housing advocates complained that $17 million that had been earmarked as seed money for such projects has been redirected to pay for temporary homeless solutions, such as shelter tents and a transitional storage center. David Garrick,, "San Diego approves new budget, including most infrastructure spending in city history," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of shelter tent

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shelter tent was in 1862

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