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byre

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪə
 
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Definition of byre in English:

noun

British
A cowshed.
Example sentences
  • They are put in the byres (cow sheds) for the winter period, and our byre is literally 2ft away from the back of the house.
  • On the farm, smells tended to be pungent; dung being removed from the cow byre, stable, pig sty or poultry house, rated high in that league.
  • She's converted a local byre (an animal house) into a wee dwelling - a simple, one-room affair with a box bed and a raised hearth, and all the objects that she is using have been meticulously researched and sourced.

Origin

Old English bȳre; perhaps related to bower1.

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