- a cow shed.
Origin of byre
Examples from the Web for byre
Historical Examples of byre
When she had done that, she went into the byre, and there sat the goody milking.
He had to clean a byre, or cow-shed, which had not been cleaned for seven years.
He looked at the byre, and then he rubbed his eyes; and then he looked at the byre again, for, lo!
As they ate, the golden pigeon said: “Do you remember how I cleaned the byre?”
Farmhouses would be burned, stack-yard and byre made desolate.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
- British a shelter for cows
Word Origin for byre
"cow-shed," Old English byre, perhaps related to bur "cottage, dwelling, house" (see bower).