linhay

[ lin-ee ]

nounNewfoundland.
  1. a storage shed or other attachment to the back of a house.

Origin of linhay

1
Compare dial. (SW England, Ireland) linhay shed, open building; of uncertain origin

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How to use linhay in a sentence

  • At the top of the garden is a tumble-down cat-haunted linhay, crammed to its leaky roof with fishing gear.

    A Poor Man's House | Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • Moreover, the linhay itself was full of very ancient cow dung; than which there is no balmier and more maiden soporific.

    Lorna Doone | R. D. Blackmore
  • The dirty linhay was a chapel, and a place of love where they were married in word and deed.

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

    Furze the Cruel | John Trevena
  • Mary went into the linhay, which was used by Peter as a place for storing peat.

    Furze the Cruel | John Trevena

British Dictionary definitions for linhay

linhay

/ (ˈlɪnɪ) /


noun
  1. dialect a farm building with an open front

Origin of linhay

1
C17: of unknown origin

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