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Topic: OUTDOOR

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: tente, from Latin tenta, from the past participle of tendere; TEND

tent

noun
     
tent
tent [countable]
DLO a shelter consisting of a sheet of cloth supported by poles and ropes, used especially for camping:
We looked for a flat spot where we could pitch our tent (=put up our tent).
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