Part of speech: noun

A large field- tent.

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Usage examples "marquee":

  1. An intense silence reigned in the marquee. - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. A large marquee is provided, and a worthy lady, the incarnation of the British matron, sees to it that the curtains are properly drawn and that inquisitive small boys keep their distance. - "The Automobilist Abroad", M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield.
  3. When a larger habitation than usual is required, they contrive, by putting two of these together, to form a sort of double tent somewhat resembling a marquee, and supported by two poles. - "Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)", Sir William Edward Parry.