from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A shepherd's hut.
- n. Chiefly British A mountain pasture used in the summer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An area of summer pasture used for cattle, sheep etc.
- n. A shepherd's hut or shack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hut or shelter for shepherds of fishers. See sheeling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sheal.
From Scots shiel, hut, from Middle English schele, possibly from Old English *scēla, probably of Scandinavian origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From shiel, from Old Norse skjól ("shelter, cover"). Akin to Danish skjul ("cover"). (Wiktionary)