shieling

noun
shiel·​ing | \ˈshē-lən, -liŋ\

Definition of shieling 

1 British : a mountain hut used as a shelter by shepherds

2 dialectal British : a summer pasture in the mountains

First Known Use of shieling

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shieling

Dictionary Entries near shieling

shield-shaped

shieldtail

shield volcano

shieling

shier

shiest

shift

Statistics for shieling

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for shieling

The first known use of shieling was in 1568

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on shieling

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with shieling

Comments on shieling

What made you want to look up shieling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!