skillion

skillion

[skil-yuhn]
noun Australian.
a lean-to serving as a room or a shed.

Origin:
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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skillion (ˈskɪlɪən)
 
n
(Austral)
 a.  a part of a building having a lower, esp sloping, roof; lean-to
 b.  (as modifier): a skillion roof
 
[C19: from English dialect skilling outhouse]

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skillion definition

[ˈskɪljən]
  1. n.
    an imaginary enormous number. : I have a skillion reasons why I won't marry you.
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