Definition of sheading in English:


Line breaks: shead|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃiːdɪŋ


  • Each of the six administrative divisions of the Isle of Man.
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    • The need of this division, according to Young, was to give three parishes to each of the newly formed southern sheadings in the 14th Century.
    • As well as sheadings, the island was sectioned into 17 parishes, each having a patron saint from which it got its name.
    • For hundreds of years, the Isle of Man has been divided into six sheadings, which in turn were subdivided into seventeen parishes.


late 16th century: variant of shedding (see shed2).

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