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[lin-ee] /ˈlɪn i/
noun, Newfoundland.
a storage shed or other attachment to the back of a house.
Origin of linhay
compare dial. (SW England, Ireland) linhay shed, open building; of uncertain origin Unabridged
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  • That 'orse must 'a' galloped into the linhay and killed him.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Her yard and boom were in his linhay, the sheet and downhaul in Tony's.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • Mary went into the linhay, which was used by Peter as a place for storing peat.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • Then she lighted the lantern, and went to the linhay for more cider.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • At the linhay door she knocked, again getting an impatient answer.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • Rhoda left him but for a moment; passing out to the linhay, the door she left ajar.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • In haste he pushed the box and what was in it under some brushwood which lay in the linhay; but Jack had been already seen.

    Life's Little Ironies Thomas Hardy
  • Footsteps made them turn to see two rounding the linhay; and again, footsteps behind brought two after Rhoda, impatient of delay.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • The walls of the linhay continued to be the walls of Ebenezer and a shelter against the wind.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • Presently, laying aside resentment, she went out to seek him in the linhay.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
British Dictionary definitions for linhay


(dialect) a farm building with an open front
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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