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Quonset hut

A prefabricated military structure in the form of a barrel vault with flat ends, and composed of corrugated sheet steel that is reinforced with steel ribs.
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Quonset hut

A prefabricated structure, developed during World War II, that has a semicylindrical shape; commonly constructed of corrugated steel fastened to arched steel ribs that are rigidly fastened to a concrete slab floor.
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Of WKAR-TV's three largest Quonset huts, two were studios with control rooms and the other was used as a staging area.
The copilot said he felt the helo was close to the Quonset hut, but did not voice his concern.
Wood from the Quonset hut will be used in new structures such as storage sheds or picnic shelters at the arboretum.
As the state heads into the final stretch of the gubernatorial race, it's time for the outgoing administration to begin formulating and executing a plan to unleash Quonset's economic potential, while protecting its ecological value.
Lico, who suggested for the structure's conversion into a black box theater during his term as university architect, expressed dismay over the demolition since it was the only remaining example of a quonset hut from the 1940s.
The 56-year-old Quonset hut once was used for cattle when the arboretum and surrounding area was a farm.
Even from the outside, the huge hangar, looking like a massive quonset hut with its rounded roof, beckons enthusiasts to come in and be astounded.
During the early years of their 62-year marriage, Raymond was stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Virginia Beach, NAVAUX Station at Charlestown, RI and NAS Quonset Point, RI.
Patrol Squadron (VP) 7 arrived in June 1953 from Naval Air Station (NAS) Quonset Point, R.I., less than one month before the armistice on 27 July.