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[tool-shed] /ˈtulˌʃɛd/
a small building where tools are stored, often in the backyard of a house.
Also called toolhouse.
Origin of toolshed
1830-40; tool + shed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Johnny angled off to the tractor and tool shed and disappeared inside.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • He was sitting on the step of the tool shed cleaning his gun "Is the dog dead?"

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • The mystery hunters were astonished and baffled as they gazed into the interior of the tool shed of the haunted lodge.

  • Tell the gardener to bring a mallet and cold chisel from the tool shed.

    Cursed by a Fortune George Manville Fenn
  • He sauntered down the walk to the tool shed, went in and soon came out leading a large, brown dog by a chain.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • There was the tin half full of green paint in the tool shed.

    More William Richmal Crompton
  • Then, filled with a sudden decision, he slipped around the back of the tool shed and stole toward the rear of the courthouse.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Johnny carefully stored the concentrated milk in a scoured fifty-five gallon gasoline drum in the tool shed.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • The launching apparatus is concealed in a tool shed about a half a mile behind the house.

    The Double Spy Dan T. Moore
  • He leaned against the tool shed's wall, giving himself to the luxury of doing nothing at all.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for tool shed

tool shed

a small shed in the garden or yard of a house used for storing tools, esp those for gardening
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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