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)