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[woo l-shed] /ˈwʊlˌʃɛd/
a building in which sheep are sheared and wool is gathered and prepared for market.
Origin of woolshed
First recorded in 1840-50; wool + shed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At Elderslie one was held at the woolshed, where I had a bale of wool as the platform.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • He asked of the squatter permission to hold prayers for rain in the woolshed.

  • The dining-room or woolshed is made to look as devotional as possible.

  • They want us out to make dams or put up a woolshed or something.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • A large wagon shed with a loft above, a woolshed and one or two smaller storehouses comprise all the outbuildings.

    Two Years on Trek

    Louis Eugne du Moulin
British Dictionary definitions for woolshed


(Austral & NZ) a shearing shed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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