a shed serving as a shelter for cows.

Origin of cowshed

First recorded in 1825–35; cow1 + shed1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cowshed

Historical Examples of cowshed

  • That's one of the shacks over there and the other one he uses for a cowshed.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney

  • This adder was close to a house and cowshed, and, indeed, they seem to like to be near cows.

    Field and Hedgerow

    Richard Jefferies

  • Pannierfuls of dung are carried up on donkey-back from the cowshed.

    The Life of the Fly

    J. Henri Fabre

  • Then all went out of the garden and he turned to the cowshed.

    The White Peacock

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • She waked up Sofya and they went together into the cowshed to milk the cows.