Definitions

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  • n. A small hut that is portable and similar to a portaloo.

Etymologies

From the trademark Portakabin, itself from portable cabin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She could see rusting trailers and a beaten-up portacabin, a few overflowing containers, driving past fragments of steel sheeting, sections of piping, and a wooden boat under a tarpaulin.

    Red Wolf

  • One possibility i can think of is that this sign is on a nature reserve and refers to a "hide" for observing wildlife from usually a camouflaged building like a shed or portacabin with narrow indows that you can look out of through binoculars or a telescope, and that this one is their accessible hide...

    Things that crack me up #48

  • As a side note, I went to Paris for the day on saturday, but unfortunately had a severe case of food poisoning, so if anyone saw me throwing up behind a disued portacabin, i can only apologise.

    clamped

  • As we sat in out depressing little portacabin, with the sounds and sights of school children chattering about and watching the one pensioner a quarter hour toddle up the rain soaked disabled access ramp, all I could think was -- and the people of Iraq have been clammering for this?

    Archive 2003-05-01

  • He found the Fall's portacabin, knocked on the door and asked for MES.

    FallNews

  • Using Google's AdWords system, Primakabin purchased keywords including "portakabin," and misspelled variants such as "portacabin," to drive users to its own site when they searched for its competitor.

    ClickZ News

  • Next time a politician wants to spend your money on a shiny new school with full wi-fi etc, ask him why the portacabin isn't good enough?

    Army Rumour Service

  • A few moments later the door swung open and a completely shitfaced killick golly came into the portacabin, having just returned from ashore.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The QM decided to 'go on a set of rounds' (read poo) and left his rifle resting on his chair next to the door of the portacabin.

    Army Rumour Service

  • You seem to have mentioned the portacabin anecdote but not the other half of it ...

    The Guardian World News

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