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A shed or building for storing bicycles when not in use, especially at a school or workplace; behind the bicycle shed(s), used with reference to this as a place of seclusion at a school in which pupils typically pursue prohibited activities such as smoking, fighting, etc.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle.
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