camp·​shed | \ ˈkampˌshed\
variants: or campshot \ -​ät \
plural -s

Definition of campshed

: a facing of piles and planking usually along the bank of a river used to protect or keep up the side of a bank

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History and Etymology for campshed

by folk etymology from earlier camp shede, campshide, probably from camp entry 1 + obsolete shede, shide strip of wood, plank, from Middle English schide, from Old English scīd; akin to Old High German skīt strip of wood, board, Old Norse skīth strip of wood, snowshoe, Old English scēadan, scādan to divide, separate

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