shiel·​ing ˈshē-lən How to pronounce shieling (audio)
British : a mountain hut used as a shelter by shepherds
dialectal British : a summer pasture in the mountains

Examples of shieling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two-bedroom Hill House, named for its perch on a slope above the original retreat, is a modern interpretation of a shieling, a traditional Scottish dwelling with a rectangular floor plan and a gabled roof. Chris Schalkx Yulia Denisyuk Monica Mendal Michaela Trimble Michaela Trimble Devorah Lev-Tov, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shieling was in 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Shieling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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