- A small, simple, single-storey house or shelter: a beach hutMore example sentences
shack, shanty, cabin, log cabin, shelter, shed, lean-to, den, hovel; Scottish bothy, shieling, shiel; North American cabana; Canadian tilt; South African hok; Australian gunyah, mia-mia, humpy; New Zealand whare; American Indian hogan, wickiup; in Brazil favelaNorth American • archaic shebang
- Corrugated huts house additional families in backyards and the shanty towns overflow with new arrivals.
- They were only able to get accommodation in beach huts at opposite ends of the island but met up every day.
- We walk away from the town and head towards the slopes past the harbour and towards beach huts.
verb (huts, hutting, hutted)[with object] Back to top
- Provide with huts: (as adjective hutted) a hutted encampmentMore example sentences
- This year is the 60th anniversary of the end of the second World War, and that gave particular relevance to a holiday visit to Eden Camp, in North Yorkshire, a hutted former prisoner of war camp which serves as a museum of the war.
- As its numbers have grown, the old hutted classrooms have been replaced with new permanent ones and a new library has been added.
- Initially made up of a few cottages and farm buildings, by 1918 the original buildings had become a large hutted camp with 50 officers and 1,100 other ranks.
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- The hut-like structure with six spacious rooms has been specially set up at the village as a make-shift election office.
- Almost everything can be destroyed if you have enough firepower (though mostly everything consists primarily of small hut-like buildings and some defensive structures).
- The skimmer came to a halt outside one of the hut-like buildings.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'temporary wooden shelter for troops'): from French hutte, from Middle High German hütte.