(also Quonset hut)
nounNorth American trademark
A building made of corrugated metal and having a semicircular cross section.
- 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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