Hovel

Definition of Hovel

Hov´el
n.1.An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
2.A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
3.(Porcelain Manuf.) A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
v. t.1.To put in a hovel; to shelter.
[imp. & p. p. Hoveled or Hovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoveling or Hovelling.]
To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlon.
- Shak.
The poor are hoveled and hustled together.
- Tennyson.

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