chiefly Scotland

Word History


Middle English (northern dialect) schele; probably akin to Old Frisian skiāle stable, Old Norse skjōl shelter

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shiel was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near shiel

Cite this Entry

“Shiel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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