Sheds

Refers to modest outbuildings used for shelter or storage. A shed is usually one story, typically has one or more open sides, and may be covered by a lean-to roof with one high pitched plane covering the entire structure. It may be leaning against a permanent structure or standing alone. The special purpose of the shed is typically indicated by a defining word prefixing (e.g., "cowshed," "woodshed," "train shed").

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2921
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sheds
shed
loodsen Dutch
loods Dutch
cobertizos Spanish
cobertizo Spanish
cadahalso Spanish

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Refers to modest outbuildings used for shelter or storage. A shed is usually one story, typically has one or more open sides, and may be covered by a lean-to roof with one high pitched plane covering the entire structure. It may be leaning against a permanent structure or standing alone. The special purpose of the shed is typically indicated by a defining word prefixing (e.g., "cowshed," "woodshed," "train shed").

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006411. The J. Paul Getty Trust.