Definitions

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

  • n. A crude or makeshift dwelling or shelter; a shack.
  • n. A temporary structure for sheltering troops.
  • transitive v. To shelter or take shelter in a hut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small wooden shed
  • n. a primitive dwelling
  • v. to put into a hut
  • v. to take shelter in a hut

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place in a hut or in huts: as, to hut troops in winter quarters.
  • To lodge in a hut or in huts.
  • n. A small or humble house; a hovel or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling.
  • n. Milit., a rude wooden structure for the temporary housing of troops, as during a winter. Some military huts are large enough to house a hundred men.
  • n. The back end or body of the breech-pin of a musket.
  • n. A clod.
  • n. The cottage of an Australian shepherd, sheep-shearer, or miner.

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

  • n. small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  • n. temporary military shelter

Etymologies

French hutte, of Germanic origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French hutte ("cottage"), from Middle High German hütte ( > German Hütte cf. Danish hytte). (Wiktionary)

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  • A fat overgrown person; also, one who is indolent and inactive; as, a lazy hut. A slattern.

    June 25, 2011