- a pasture or grazing ground.
- a shepherd's or herdsman's hut or rough shelter on or near a grazing ground.
Sometimes shealing, shiel.
Origin of shieling
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Examples from the Web for shieling
Scarce a half mile from us a shieling was to be seen on the shoulder of the mount.A Daughter of Raasay
William MacLeod Raine
The shieling among the crags, which had been his home so long, was a roofless ruin now.Morag
Janet Milne Rae
A corruption, probably from carn, a cairn; aridh, a shieling.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
There are a few sheep, a shepherd, and so there must be a shieling.The Spell of Scotland
Then he'll ask, "Whereabouts is your sheepcote and shieling?"Tales from the Fjeld
P. Chr. Asbjrnsen
- a rough, sometimes temporary, hut or shelter used by people tending cattle on high or remote ground
- pasture land for the grazing of cattle in summer
C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin
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