Examples of shack in a Sentence
an old shack in the woods
a farmer's shack out in the fields that's used for lambing and as a shelter from storms
Recent Examples of shack from the Web
Charcoal Crispy Rice Soft-Serve from Drips and Swirls 3076 W. 8th St. The craziest soft-serve flavors in L.A. come from a tiny ice cream shack called Drips and Swirls.
Pool halls; church suppers; Veterans of Foreign Wars rummage sales; rows of workers’ shacks, now empty.
Omanya grew up in Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya, where mud huts and shacks line narrow streets.
Farmers or businessmen would contract with an oil company, put up a gas pump and throw up a few shacks.
There’s Lillie’s Q, a wonderful little shack on the side of U.S. Highway 98 in Miramar Beach, Fla. There’s The Joint in New Orleans.
Their bellies were swollen and their fragile limbs covered with sores that would not heal. Clothed in rags, these children of the Mississippi Delta huddled in crumbling shacks with empty iceboxes, not a morsel of food to be found.
But the city’s best chefs have overhauled the grungy former wholesale district with chic brasseries, new-wave bistros, and low-key fish shacks that even the locals are lining up for.
The capitol’s wide streets gave way to hills and shacks, men huddled by roadside fires, steaming pots of food, chickens stacked in plastic crates.
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Origin and Etymology of shack
probably back-formation from English dialect shackly rickety
First Known Use: 1878See Words from the same year
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Definition of shack for English Language Learners
: a small house or building that is not put together well
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