[ woo d-shed ]
/ ˈwʊdˌʃɛd /


a shed for storing wood for fuel.

verb (used without object), wood·shed·ded, wood·shed·ding.

Slang. to practice a musical instrument assiduously and with a specific goal in mind: He's woodshedding for next week's show.

Origin of woodshed

First recorded in 1835–45; wood1 + shed1
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British Dictionary definitions for woodshed


/ (ˈwʊdˌʃɛd) /


a small outbuilding where firewood, garden tools, etc, are stored
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Word Origin and History for woodshed



1844, from wood (n.) + shed (n.). Sometimes a euphemism for "outhouse." Figuratively, as the place for private punishment, 1907, American English colloquial.

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