Definition of Nissen hut in English:

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Nissen hut

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪs(ə)n/


A tunnel-shaped hut made of corrugated iron with a cement floor.
Example sentences
  • His fledgling business moved to a site in Hungate, where he built a workshop from two naval Nissen huts made from corrugated iron.
  • During the war, it had been an army bridging school - and the Nissen huts and Army buildings are still there today, pressed into use as offices and workshops.
  • His list included the Italian Chapel, on the island of Lambholm, created from converted Nissen huts by Italian prisoners of war in 1943.


Early 20th century: named after Peter N. Nissen (1871–1930), the British engineer who invented it.

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