A hut or small cottage in an expessed or a retired place (as on a mountain or at the seaside) such as is used by shepherds, fishermen, sportsmen, etc.; a summer cottage; also, a shed.

Alternative forms: sheel, shealing, sheiling, etc.

Origin: Icel. Skjl a shelter, a cover; akin to Dan. & Sw. Skjul.

(01 Mar 1998)

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