Definition of Quonset in English:


Line breaks: Quon|set
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɒnsɪt
(also Quonset hut)


North American trademark
  • A building made of corrugated metal and having a semicircular cross section.
    More example sentences
    • This portion of the roofing industry has come a long way from the corrugated tin of the Quonset hut.
    • The building resembles a gigantic Quonset hut with a control tower and several other buildings attached.
    • These steel and fiberboard buildings were akin to the American Quonsets.


Second World War: named after Quonset Point, Rhode Island, where such huts were first made.

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