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  • noun Plural form of portacabin.

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Examples

  • A mine bus took us off to the mine village -- it really is in the middle of nowhere, very flat, and all the workers are put up in portacabins, but they have a basic dining room where we had coffee.

    North West Resources Tour

  • It's now just a supply base for the oil-rigs offshore: nothing there at all except a strip from which they helicopter workers and equipment in and out, plus a few portacabins.

    North West Resources Tour

  • This was a massive place, including several buildings, numerous classrooms and endless portacabins, but which was summarily closed for three whole days when the boiler blew up and a thousand pipes cracked in glorious unison.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • This was a massive place, including several buildings, numerous classrooms and endless portacabins, but which was summarily closed for three whole days when the boiler blew up and a thousand pipes cracked in glorious unison.

    Pipe dreams

  • Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/Alamy 10.25am: A plaintive transfer day story from Ibrahim Yusuf: Sat in portacabins on a construction site in the middle of nowhere in Dubai hoping, just hoping Torres stays.

    The Guardian World News

  • My 3 children are at a wonderful London state junior school that is now having its intake doubled in size with portacabins taking up most of the play area because of the number of immigrant children.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The board also said the Bram Stoker Museum/Dracula Experience on the complex constituted an over-development of the site and found the use of shipping containers and portacabins for storage and signage for Bar Code contrary to proper planning.

    An Irish Town Planner's Blog

  • Across the country, from directors in boardrooms to managers in small portacabins doubling as offices, all sectors of the economy are assessing what the impact of the cuts might be on their business.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Myself and the QM had one of those nice shiny yellow portacabins to sit in while we listened to the radio, counting home the drunk sailors one by one.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Facilities at the quarry location unit base, including portacabins, generators, lighting and security, were all sourced locally with all relevant supplier information provided by the Commission.

    UK Regional Film and Television News

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