A shepherd's hut.
A mountain pasture used in the summer.
A shepherd's rude hut or cottage.
Origin of shieling
- From Scots shiel hut from Middle English schele possibly from Old English scēla probably of Scandinavian origin (s)keu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From shiel, from Old Norse skjól (“shelter, cover"). Akin to Danish skjul (“cover").