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for Shelter tent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shelter \Shel"ter\, n. [Cf. OE. scheltrun, shiltroun,
schelltrome, scheldtrome, a guard, squadron, AS. scildtruma a
troop of men with shields; scild shield + truma a band of
men. See Shield, n.]
1. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a
protection; a screen.
The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,
From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.
2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me. --Ps. lxi. 3.
3. The state of being covered and protected; protection;
Who into shelter takes their tender bloom. --Young.
Shelter tent,a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck
arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers
carry the pieces.
Syn: Asylum; refuge; retreat; covert; sanctuary; protection;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a wedge-shaped tent; usually without a floor or windows
[syn: pup tent, shelter tent]
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