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Definition of "byre" [byre]

  • Chiefly British A barn for cows. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "byre" in a sentence
  • "His farm, little more than a few fields with a house and a byre, is down a track that no-one walks but Jack."
  • "In the byre we sat, the heathen and me -- for we were but simple men in this affair -- and the byre was a dark place to be sitting, and in a while old Betty came, havering at hens and talking to herself."
  • "a cow's head looking over its biss, and it struck me that the byre was the handy place to get at in Loch Ranza."