a small building where tools are stored, often in the backyard of a house.

Origin of toolshed

First recorded in 1830–40; tool + shed1
Also called toolhouse. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toolshed

Historical Examples of toolshed

  • He walked round to the back, and along the path which led to the toolshed.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels

    Mrs. Charles Bryce

  • Our visitor is to sleep in the toolshed, and to wash in the duckpond.

    Heartbreak House

    George Bernard Shaw

  • They crept behind the toolshed and looked all about to make sure that nobody was watching.

  • Although the toolshed was so carefully locked, Ruth knew that the window could be opened.

  • If she went to the toolshed and hunted for the thing herself she was afraid her quest would be observed by some of the men.