noun British.
a cow shed.

before 800; Middle English, Old English: barn, shed, variant of būr hut. See bower1

buyer, byre, pyre. Unabridged
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byre (baɪə)
(Brit) a shelter for cows
[Old English bӯre; related to būr hut, cottage; see bower1]

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Word Origin & History

"cow-shed," O.E. byre, perhaps related to bur "cottage, dwelling, house;" see bower.
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Application of slaked lime in the byre and dairy and its results.
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