shieling

noun
shiel·​ing | \ ˈshē-lən How to pronounce shieling (audio) , -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

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“Shieling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shieling. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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