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shack in Buildings topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshackshack1 /ʃæk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TBBa small building that has not been built very well 🔊 a tin shack
Examples from the Corpus
shackAn old woman emerges from a shack behind the cantina, buttoning up a torn housedress.He lives in a shack with his wife and four children.I've seen the homes they live in-mud-floored shacks with no sanitation or direct access to running water.A girl of about sixteen stands in the doorway of the little shack that is connected to the store.It is a community of tar-paper shacks and few prospects.They lived in a one-room shack.It was small, but seemed surprisingly well stocked for a peasant's shack.Brucha has lived in his off-trail shack for 14 years, and in that time, he has made it his own.The run-down villas and cement footpaths give way to dusty tracks and wooden shacks.