campshed

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

Definition of campshed

British
: 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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“Campshed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/campshed. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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