tool·​shed | \ ˈtül-ˌshed How to pronounce toolshed (audio) \

Definition of toolshed

: an outbuilding for storing tools

Examples of toolshed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Science and analytics are taking over Major League Baseball like termites taking over a toolshed. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 June 2021 Wet soil compacts easily, so rather than dig or weed or plant, do chores like repotting plants, cleaning your toolshed and planning for spring. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020 September 1960 Investigators begin nonstop surveillance on Weger after finding lengths of twine -- similar to that used to bind the hands of the slain women -- in a toolshed near the lodge, which had been used by Weger. Kori Rumore,, 21 Nov. 2019 With my pruning shears gathering rust in the toolshed, my plants have used their own better judgment. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, 15 Sep. 2019 Erect several panels at the corner of your yard to create a sheltered picnic area, or place them in front of a compost pile or toolshed. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of toolshed

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Toolshed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of toolshed

: a small building for storing tools


tool·​shed | \ ˈtül-ˌshed How to pronounce toolshed (audio) \

Kids Definition of toolshed

: a small building for storing tools

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Nglish: Translation of toolshed for Spanish Speakers


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