[ sheel ]
/ ʃil /

noun Scot.

Origin of shiel

1250–1300; Middle English schele; compare Old Norse skāli hut, shed; akin to Old English scȳr hut, Old High German scūr, Old Norse skūrr penthouse

Definition for shiel (2 of 2)

[ shee-ling ]
/ ˈʃi lɪŋ /

noun Scot.

a pasture or grazing ground.
a shepherd's or herdsman's hut or rough shelter on or near a grazing ground.
Sometimes shealing, shiel.

Origin of shieling

First recorded in 1560–70; shiel + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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shiel (ʃiːl)

/ (ˈʃiːlɪŋ) /

noun mainly Scot

a rough, sometimes temporary, hut or shelter used by people tending cattle on high or remote ground
pasture land for the grazing of cattle in summer

Word Origin for shieling

C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin
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