Definition of Quonset in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwänsət/
(usually Quonset hut)


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A building made of corrugated metal and having a semicircular cross section.
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.


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

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Syllabification: Quon·set

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