A shed in which firewood is stored.
intr.v. wood·shed·ded, wood·shed·ding, wood·shedsIdioms:
To practice on a musical instrument.
take (someone) to the woodshed
To reprimand or punish (someone).
trip to the woodshed
An instance of being reprimanded or punished.
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