American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for a prefabricated portable hut having a semicircular roof of corrugated metal that curves down to form walls. This trademark often occurs in attributive contexts in print: "a Quonset building that once stored grain” (Chicago Tribune).
- Named after the place they were manufactured; the placename derives from an Algonquian language. (Wiktionary)
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“Quonset" hut -- I'm surprised your spell-checked didn't sound the alarm on that one.”
“He was the rare producer who owned his studio — a Quonset hut alongside his house in Nashville — recorded Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty and Patsy Cline, including her hits "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces" and "Walkin 'After Midnight.”
“That night, camped in a heated Quonset hut tent, we dined on moose stew, moose ball spaghetti, and spicy reindeer sausage, washed down with swigs of Yukon Jack.”
“Back on post, I drop my clothes on my bunk and, wearing only flip-flops and a towel, follow the perforated steel walkway to the latrine Quonset and stand under the hot water for a long while, thinking about my short-timer's calendar.”
“At the end of the month, too broke to make it to the enlisted club or out the gate to the village, we drank cheap whiskey in our double-bunked Quonset hut while Etta's powerful voice made us ache and threatened to destroy his puny speaker.”
““She said it was like you were living in a Quonset hut.””
“When I was in art school in Athens it was in a Quonset Hut.”
“Heading back to the school, Stefan found Tyler and his group still lodged in the Quonset hut and attacked.”
“A refurbished Quonset hut serves as the winemaking digs and a massive graffiti mural of the Infinite Monkey himself (it's actually a chimp) dons the outside.”
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