from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A prefabricated building having a semicircular roof of corrugated iron; a Quonset hut.
Named after the place they were manufactured; the placename derives from an Algonquian language. (Wiktionary)