shieling definition by Webster's New World
- a pasture
- a shepherd's rude hut or cottage
Origin: ; from Scottish shiel, shieling (; from Middle English schele, a shelter, akin to Old Norse skjol, ultimately ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keu-, to cover from source house, hide) plush -ing
shieling definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Chiefly British
- A shepherd's hut.
- A mountain pasture used in the summer.
Origin: From Scots shiel, hut, from Middle English schele, possibly from Old English *scēla, probably of Scandinavian origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.