Meaning of hutment in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhʌtm(ə)nt/


  • An encampment of huts.

    ‘They work in dilapidated sheds and live in illegal hutments that the municipal corporation is threatening to demolish.’
    • ‘Puzzled, we probed farther into the jungle, and, a couple of miles ahead, we found them in a poor hutment compared with their old village.’
    • ‘The hutments and slums have also assumed a political dimension, since slum dwellers have voting rights and get to flex their muscles in elections.’
    • ‘Even on a day when it is pouring and hutments flooded, I have seen little school children come with perfectly starched, spotless white school uniforms.’
    • ‘These hutments were burnt down and the menfolk were killed.’