noun Newfoundland.

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

Origin of linhay

compare dial. (SW England, Ireland) linhay shed, open building; of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for linhay

Historical Examples of linhay

  • That 'orse must 'a' galloped into the linhay and killed him.


    John Galsworthy

  • Her yard and boom were in his linhay, the sheet and downhaul in Tony's.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds

  • Mary went into the linhay, which was used by Peter as a place for storing peat.

    Furze the Cruel

    John Trevena

  • Then she lighted the lantern, and went to the linhay for more cider.

    Furze the Cruel

    John Trevena

  • At the linhay door she knocked, again getting an impatient answer.

    The Unknown Sea

    Clemence Housman

British Dictionary definitions for linhay



dialect a farm building with an open front

Word Origin for linhay

C17: of unknown origin
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