Definition of shippon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪp(ə)n/
(also shippen)


A cattle shed.
Example sentences
  • Her body was not discovered until shortly after lunchtime yesterday when officers found it concealed in a shippon, or cowshed.
  • Another picture on the wall was of a farm worker entering a shippon with a three-legged milking stool in one hand and a milking bucket in the other.
  • They built a slaughterhouse and a place for sheep dipping and numerous shippons to accommodate cattle bought off the Irish cattle dealers each week for the High Street market.


Old English scypen, of Germanic origin.

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