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skillion

[skil-yuh n] /ˈskɪl yən/
noun, Australian
1.
a lean-to serving as a room or a shed.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; alteration of skilling, orig. dial. (S England), Middle English skyling; sense suggests kinship with dial. scale hut, shed (< Old Norse skāli; cf. shiel), but phonetic development obscure; see -ing3
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British Dictionary definitions for skillion

skillion

/ˈskɪlɪən/
noun
1.
(Austral)
  1. a part of a building having a lower, esp sloping, roof; lean-to
  2. (as modifier): a skillion roof
Word Origin
C19: from English dialect skilling outhouse
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Slang definitions & phrases for skillion

Skid Row

noun

A street or district frequented by derelicts, hoboes, drifters, etc, such as the Bowery in New York City

[1931+; fr skid road]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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