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hut

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Pronunciation: /hʌt
 
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Definition of hut in English:

noun

A small, simple, single-storey house or shelter: a beach hut
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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 Brazilfavela
North American archaic shebang

verb (huts, hutting, hutted)

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Provide with huts: (as adjective hutted) a hutted encampment
More 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.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'temporary wooden shelter for troops'): from French hutte, from Middle High German hütte.

Derivatives

hut-like

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adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

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