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shack

1. a roughly built hut
2. South African temporary accommodation put together by squatters
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shanty

1. A hut, usually of wood; a small structure of rough character.
2. A temporary building on a construction site used for storage or as a contractor’s office.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.