from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prefabricated building of corrugated steel in the shape of a half cylinder, used especially by military personnel as a shelter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prefabricated building, formerly used by the military, having a semicircular roof of corrugated iron

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prefabricated hut of corrugated iron having a semicircular cross section


After Peter Norman Nissen (1871-1930), British army officer and mining engineer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
For Peter Norman Nissen, Canadian engineer (Wiktionary)


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