[ wood-shed ]

  1. a shed for storing wood for fuel.

verb (used without object),wood·shed·ded, wood·shed·ding.
  1. 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

Words Nearby woodshed

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How to use woodshed in a sentence

  • Conservative poobah Bill Kristol took her to the woodshed Wednesday for her stance against raising the debt ceiling.

    John Boehner's GOP Headaches | Benjamin Sarlin, Samuel P. Jacobs | January 6, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • "You'd better put that pony back in the barn," Farmer Green called from the woodshed door.

    The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Without a word, she went to the woodshed and brought back a pair of oars which she fitted into the locks.

    The Missing Formula | Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • Several times I was obliged to turn from the road, once taking shelter under a tree and again in a woodshed.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
  • Even I had a little bowl of water in the woodshed, though I could easily have run up to the barnyard when I wanted a drink.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
  • He gave me a very large mutton bone, and I held it in my mouth, and watched him opening the woodshed door.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders

British Dictionary definitions for woodshed


/ (ˈwʊdˌʃɛd) /

  1. a small outbuilding where firewood, garden tools, etc, are stored

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