from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small building in which tools are kept.

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  • n. An outdoor shed for storing tools and other equipment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a small closed structure in which tools are stored, often found in the back yard of a residence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shed for storing tools


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  • It’s my neighbor, born in toolshed during the war, and she sings

    Wherefore Art Thou, Poet? : Rigoberto González : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Microsoft New Zealand launches 'toolshed' to help Kiwis in recession


  • At the age of fifty, when I moved here to stay and snowdrifts piled tall in the yard, I carried kindling and firewood from woodshed through toolshed to kitchen range and Glenwood parlor stove, without stepping outside.


  • Fancy hurried to the toolshed and rummaged until she found a pair of shears.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • I thought about storming into his toolshed and giving him the verbal ass-whipping of a lifetime, maybe in front of a few of the uncles if I could manage it.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • Then quick shots: An honest American worker in front of a toolshed.

    How Honest Is 'Honest Abe'?

  • But after he was caught in July smoking a joint behind a toolshed at the Rattlebone Inn, a four-hundred-year-old pub not far from Highgrove, it quickly became clear that Harry, now sixteen, might be headed for a drug problem of his own.

    William and Kate

  • Old and rickety, the toolshed at the back of their property seemed to be held together by its abundant cobwebs, and whenever Josephine was required to go inside it, she had the distinct feeling that something had just ended, that moments before her hand had landed on the door latch, there had been a party of rats, a meeting of roaches, or a small union of spiders conspiring to land in her hair.

    The Lost Children

  • Beside an overhanging clump of trees was a warped and leaning toolshed.


  • CLETE PURCEL GRABBED one of the hooded dead men by the wrists and pulled him away from the house and dropped him behind the toolshed.

    The Glass Rainbow


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