tool·​shed ˈtül-ˌshed How to pronounce toolshed (audio)
: an outbuilding for storing tools

Examples of toolshed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 2 Dec. 2023 At the garden, the dogs surround a toolshed with a hollow beneath — a likely place for rats to hide. Colin Schappi, Curbed, 12 Apr. 2023 The aesthetic is Texan country club; the Ewing homestead, the size of a decent suburban McMansion, is a toolshed next to the Manhattan aeries, Hamptons manors and Italian villas that the Roys flitter among. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 26 May 2023 South Oak Cliff will have to replace 11 players who signed with FBS colleges this winter, but the toolshed remains deep. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2023 The lot was north of downtown, and its office had the stagnant air of a toolshed. Dan Hernandez, Longreads, 28 Feb. 2023 Maybe try checking behind the toolshed out back? Kristen Baldwin,, 6 Sep. 2022 In the end these six stood out from the rest, earning their spot in your toolshed. Alyssa Brascia,, 22 July 2022 The filmmakers tracked down Brody’s son, who turned out to have about 100,000 more, which had been found stashed in a toolshed and then saved by a screenwriter who had also tried to make a biopic. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toolshed was in 1840

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“Toolshed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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tool·​shed -ˌshed How to pronounce toolshed (audio)
: a small building to store tools in

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