Definition of linhay in English:



  • A shed or other farm building open in front, typically with a lean-to roof.

    • ‘There were stables and linhays to the rear, landscaped gardens and, to cater for the most popular gentleman's sport of the day, a small bowling green was created on the site of the current swimming pool.’
    • ‘The plan is to build modern clay dries as well as linhays for each siding on the same foot-print.’
    • ‘When housed in old fashioned linhays in January the cattle enjoy deep organic straw beds and a diet of pea/barley wholecrop and haylage.’
    • ‘The cob linhay was in very poor condition and had lost its original roof timbers and a substantial section of the cob walling.’
    • ‘The accommodation is a converted linhay on the side of a seventeenth century farmhouse situated towards the centre of the village’
    hut, lean-to, outhouse, outbuilding, shack
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Late 17th century: of unknown origin.