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hutment

Definition:

an encampment of huts

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

hutments

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"hut" + "-ment"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Shanty town | squatter settlement

a slum settlement of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, and cardboard boxes. Shanty towns, which are usually built on the periphery of cities, often do not have proper sanitation, water supply or aqueduct, electricity or telephone services. ... (38 of 1801 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Shanty town

Collins Dictionary:

hutment [mainly military]

a number or group of huts (6 of 277 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hutment

Merriam-Webster:

hutment | encampment [synonym, sense-specific] | hut [synonym, sense-specific] | bivouac [synonym, sense-specific] | campground [synonym, sense-specific] | campsite [synonym, sense-specific] | camp [synonym, sense-specific] | canvas [similar, sense-specific] | tentage [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a collection of huts; "encampment" | "hut" (6 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hutment

Oxford Dictionary:

hutment

Syllabification: (hut·ment) | [military] | an encampment of huts. (7 of 26 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/hutment

hutment [military]

an encampment of huts (4 of 23 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hutment

New World Dictionary:

hutment

a hut or group of huts, as in an army camp (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hutment

Random House Dictionary:

hutment

an encampment of huts. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hutment

American Heritage Dictionary:

hutment

An encampment of huts. (4 of 7 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hutment

Wiktionary:

hutment [military] | hutments [plural]

An encampment of huts (4 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hutment

Britannica Encyclopedia:

camp [military]

in military service, an area for temporary or semipermanent sheltering of troops. In most usage the word camp signifies an installation more elaborate ... (23 of 151 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/91048​/camp

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cantonment [countable, India] | cantonments [plural]

a district of a South Asian city which shows the influence of Western Europeans or Americans (16 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cantonment

Cambridge Dictionary:

encampment

a group of tents or temporary shelters put in one place (11 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/encampment

Encarta Dictionary:

hutment | hutments [plural]

a group of huts forming a military encampment (8 of 19 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619308​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

hutment

Origin: "hut" + "-ment"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hutment

hut | hutted [past tense] | hutting [present participle]

Origin: French hutte from Middle High German hütte from Old High German hutta

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-ment

Origin: Old French from Latin -mentum

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hutment [mainly military]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hutment"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hutment

the Free Dictionary:

hutment

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hutment"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hutment"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hutment" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hutment

Google Dictionary:

hutment | hutments [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "hutment"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=hutment

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hutment

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hutment"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hutmen​01 word=hutment

YourDictionary Audio:

hutment

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hutment" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hutment

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