shiel

noun
\ ˈshēl How to pronounce shiel (audio) \

Definition of shiel

chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of shiel

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shiel

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

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“Shiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shiel. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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