shiel

[ sheel ]
/ ʃil /
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noun Scot.


Nearby words

  1. shicer,
  2. shicker,
  3. shickered,
  4. shidduch,
  5. shied,
  6. shield,
  7. shield back,
  8. shield bearer,
  9. shield bug,
  10. shield cricket

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

shieling

[ 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

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British Dictionary definitions for shiel

shieling

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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