A trademark for a prefabricated building having a semicircular roof of corrugated iron; a Quonset hut
Definition #2 for "QUONSET"
Quonset Island, Rhode Island, was a US Naval Station during WW2. During 1941 and '42, Thousands of Quonset huts were manufactured to house troops and battle supplies. The rounded roof and corugated steel withstood all winds and chill factors.