shelter tent

noun

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

Examples of shelter tent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff Two families from Henan province eat food handed out by volunteers by a shelter tent before the Border Patrol picks them up, April 2, 2024, in Jacumba Hot Springs, California. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 May 2024 The haul included a generator, dolly, cables and a shelter tent with a replacement value of $20,000. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Paparazzi followed their every Starbucks sip, thwarted by their massive handbags and cardigans that doubled as shelter tents. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Dec. 2019 San Diego City Council members agreed to continue funding its three large bridge shelter tents for a cost of $11.6 million Tuesday. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2019 Murphy, a domestic abuse survivor who is about eight months pregnant, has been in the shelter tent since January and had gone out with the downtown crews several times. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2019 Among the items found in his car were digital devices, California and Nevada license plates, a shotgun, ammunition, a first aid kit, bottle rockets, an open bottle of Jack Daniels, and a camouflage pack with a fire shelter tent. Chelcey Adami, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2019 Among the other items found in his car were digital devices, California and Nevada license plates, a shotgun, ammunition, a first aid kit and a camouflage pack with a fire shelter tent. Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2019 The city of San Diego’s independent budget analyst concluded funding for three homeless bridge shelter tents and a facility where the homeless can store their belongings is unsustainable, according to KPBS. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shelter tent was in 1862

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“Shelter tent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelter%20tent. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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