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skillion

[ skil-yuhn ]
/ ˈskɪl yən /
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noun Australian.

a lean-to serving as a room or a shed.

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Origin of skillion

First recorded in 1860–65; alteration of skilling, originally dialect (S England), Middle English skyling; sense suggests kinship with dialectal scale “hut, shed” (from Old Norse skāli; ), but phonetic development obscure; see -ing3,cf. shiel
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British Dictionary definitions for skillion

skillion
/ (ˈskɪlɪən) /

noun

Australian
  1. a part of a building having a lower, esp sloping, roof; lean-to
  2. (as modifier)a skillion roof

Word Origin for skillion

C19: from English dialect skilling outhouse
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