shiel

shiel

[sheel]
noun Scot.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English schele; compare Old Norse skāli hut, shed; akin to Old English scȳr hut, Old High German scūr, Old Norse skūrr penthouse

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shieling or shiel (ˈʃiːlɪŋ, ʃiːl)
 
n
1.  a rough, sometimes temporary, hut or shelter used by people tending cattle on high or remote ground
2.  pasture land for the grazing of cattle in summer
 
[C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin]
 
shiel or shiel
 
n
 
[C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin]

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