Hovel



[huhv-uh l, hov-] /ˈhʌv əl, ˈhɒv-/

noun
1.
a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.
2.
any dirty, disorganized dwelling.
3.
an open shed, as for sheltering cattle or tools.
verb (used with object), hoveled, hoveling or (especially British) hovelled, hovelling.
4.
to shelter or lodge as in a hovel.
/ˈhʌvəl; ˈhɒv-/
noun
1.
a ramshackle dwelling place
2.
an open shed for livestock, carts, etc
3.
the conical building enclosing a kiln
verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
4.
to shelter or be sheltered in a hovel
n.

mid-14c., “roofed passage, vent for smoke,” later “shed for animals” (mid-15c.), of unknown origin. Meaning “shed for human habitation; rude or miserable cabin” is from 1620s. It also sometimes meant “canopied niche for a statue or image” (mid-15c.).

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