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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shack /ˈʃæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shack v. t.
 1. To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest. [Prov. Eng.]
 2. To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. To wander as a vagabond or a tramp. [Prev.Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shack, n.  a small simple dwelling, usually having only one room and of flimsy construction; a hut; a shanty; a cabin. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shack, n.
 1. The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground. [Prov. Eng.]
 2. Liberty of winter pasturage. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]
    All the poor old shacks about the town found a friend in Deacon Marble.   --H. W. Beecher.
    These miserable shacks are so low that their occupants cannot stand erect.    --D. C. Worcester.
 Common of shack Eng.Law, the right of persons occupying lands lying together in the same common field to turn out their cattle to range in it after harvest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hovel, hut,
           hutch, shanty]
      v 1: make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in
           Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These
           people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted";
           "The plains are sparsely populated" [syn: dwell, reside,
            live, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate]
      2: move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; "John trailed
         behind behis class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind
         the horse cart" [syn: trail]