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 (shē′lĭng, -lĭn)
n. Chiefly British
1. A shepherd's hut.
2. A mountain pasture used in the summer.

[From Scots shiel, hut, from Middle English schele, possibly from Old English *scēla, probably of Scandinavian origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈʃiːlɪŋ) or


1. (Agriculture) a rough, sometimes temporary, hut or shelter used by people tending cattle on high or remote ground
2. (Agriculture) pasture land for the grazing of cattle in summer
[C16: from Middle English shale hut, of unknown origin]


(ˈʃi lɪŋ)

n. Brit. Dial.
1. a pasture or grazing ground.
2. a shepherd's mountain hut.
[1560–70; shiel in same sense (Middle English schele, perhaps continuing Old English (Anglian) *scēla, c. Old Norse skāli hut, shed) + -ing1]


A Scottish word meaning a shepherd’s hut.


[ˈʃiːlɪŋ] N (Scot) (= pasture) → pasto m, prado m; (= hut) → choza f, cabaña f
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