shack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shack
shack=s ( secret ) + hack.hackers do hacking from a secret palce or crude cabin
The wicked shackled the hero in his own shack and ransacked it.
SHACK and CHALET both of which are cabins are totally different from each other. A Shack is a roughly built hut while a Chalet is a Swiss cottage or cabin in a holiday camp.