[woo l-shed]


a building in which sheep are sheared and wool is gathered and prepared for market.

Origin of woolshed

First recorded in 1840–50; wool + shed1
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Historical Examples of woolshed

  • At Elderslie one was held at the woolshed, where I had a bale of wool as the platform.

    Reminiscences of Queensland

    William Henry Corfield

  • He asked of the squatter permission to hold prayers for rain in the woolshed.

  • The dining-room or woolshed is made to look as devotional as possible.

  • They want us out to make dams or put up a woolshed or something.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

  • A large wagon shed with a loft above, a woolshed and one or two smaller storehouses comprise all the outbuildings.

    Two Years on Trek

    Louis Eugne du Moulin

British Dictionary definitions for woolshed



Australian and NZ a shearing shed
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