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.]
Shack, n. a small simple dwelling, usually having only one room and of flimsy construction; a hut; a shanty; a cabin. [Colloq.]
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.
n : small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hovel, hut,
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]