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Noun

Singular
shack

Plural
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shack ({{{1}}})
  1. A crude, roughly built hut or cabin.
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Verb

Infinitive
to shack

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to shack (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To live in or with; to shack up.
  2. Common misspelling of shake.
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Etymology 2

Obsolete variant of shake

Noun

Singular
shack

Plural
-

shack (-)
  1. (obsolete) Grain to the ground and left after harvest.
  2. (obsolete) Nuts which have fallen to the ground.
  3. (obsolete) Freedom to pasturage in order to feed upon shack.
Quotations
1918
1996
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  • 1918, Christobel Mary Hoare Hood, The History of an East Anglian Soke [1]
    [...] first comes the case of tenants with a customary right to shack their sheep and cattle who have overburdened the fields with a larger number of beasts than their tenement entitles them to, or who have allowed their beasts to feed in the field out of shack time.
  • 1996, J M Neeson, Commoners [2]
    The fields were enclosed by Act in 1791, and Tharp gave the cottagers about thirteen acres for their right of shack.

Verb

Infinitive
to shack

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to shack (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.
  2. (obsolete) To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn.
Quotations
1918
ME: [[{{{enm}}}]] « 15th c. 16th c. 17th c. 18th c. 19th c. 20th c. 21st c.
  • 1918, Christobel Mary Hoare Hood, The History of an East Anglian Soke [3]
    [...] first comes the case of tenants with a customary right to shack their sheep and cattle who have overburdened the fields with a larger number of beasts than their tenement entitles them to, or who have allowed their beasts to feed in the field out of shack time.

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