Cowsheds

Open-sided structures, set against a barn or other large farm building, for sheltering bovines and for protecting manure piles from the weather to preserve their nutrients. May also refer to any open-fronted shed that provides shelter for cattle kept in yards, whether it has one to three walls and stands alone or is a lean-to set against a barn. Originally such sheds typically formed part of a farmyard group, with barns and other sheds around a central yard.

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cowsheds American English
cowshed American English
cow sheds American English
cattle sheds American English
sheds, cattle American English
sheds, cow American English
cow-sheds British English
schutstallen Dutch
schutstal Dutch
vaquerizas Spanish
vaqueriza Spanish

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Refers to open-sided structures, set against a barn or other large farm building, for sheltering bovines and for protecting manure piles from the weather to preserve their nutrients. May also refer to any open-fronted shed that provides shelter for cattle kept in yards, whether it has one to three walls and stands alone or is a lean-to set against a barn. Originally such sheds typically formed part of a farmyard group, with barns and other sheds around a central yard. For four-walled buildings designed for the housing of bovines, use either "cattle barns" or "dairy barns."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300004918. The J. Paul Getty Trust.