shelter tent


Definition of shelter tent

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

Examples of shelter tent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paparazzi followed their every Starbucks sip, thwarted by their massive handbags and cardigans that doubled as shelter tents. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, "12 Ways Fashion Was Defined in the 2010s," 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, "Homeless to remain in Golden Hall, city to open fourth bridge shelter," 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, "Program hiring homeless for tash pickup expands," 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, "Gilroy festival gunman had passport, clown mask, survival guide in car at time of shooting," 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, "Records: Festival gunman had passport, survival guide in car," 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, "Column: Recent housing, homeless developments give little cause for optimism," 7 June 2019 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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“Shelter tent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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