Definition of sheading in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃiːdɪŋ/


Each of the six administrative divisions of the Isle of Man.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with sheading

exceeding, leading, misleading, pleading, reeding, self-feeding, unheeding

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Line breaks: shead|ing

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