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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.
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              The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,
              From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender.
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              Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me. --Ps. lxi. 3.
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     3. The state of being covered and protected; protection;
        security.
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              Who into shelter takes their tender bloom. --Young.
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     Shelter tent,a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck
        arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers
        carry the pieces.
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     Syn: Asylum; refuge; retreat; covert; sanctuary; protection;
          defense; security.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shelter tent
      n 1: a wedge-shaped tent; usually without a floor or windows
           [syn: pup tent, shelter tent]

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