An allusion to being corporally punished, where the victim would be sent to the woodshed to await his punisher. The woodshed was a popular location, because it was remote from the rest of the family, and there was abundant material there for fashioning a paddle or a switch.
Get to the woodshed boy - your pa is gonna tan your hide when he gets home from the mill.
by Rod Brock July 26, 2006
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To lock oneself away with a musical instrument and practice, either a particular piece or in general, until the player has improved greatly or can perfectly play the piece he has been practicing.
Due to the many hours he spent woodshedding, Jon became a better guitarist.
by Jake Higgins April 24, 2005
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A small shack to store wood for burning...usually logs. Back in the old days when a whooping was legal to give your children, a parent would take a child there to whoop them good for being bad.
Son in 1930: Fuck off mom!...oops.

Father in 1930: I heard best go back to the woodshed now.

Son in 1930 woodshed: oooowwwwwwwwwwwww!!!
by thedzone October 10, 2009
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To practice a musical instrument. The woodshed is where you go to sharpen your axe.
"Can't go out tonight - I've gotta woodshed."
by d-to April 26, 2007
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To beat an opponant comfortably. In soccer terms, its equivelent to a goal difference of 4 between teams.
'haha,you got taken to the woodshed!!! '
'lol he got woodsheded!'
by theMaddog October 13, 2005
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Jazz musicians call the hard work of improvising being in the woodshed. To aid these skills they copy and memorize the jazz solos of the masters and experiment with their own ideas.
Her best musical ideas came after spending hours woodshedding.
by Bruce Miller December 5, 2003
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To practice one's instrument. It is a term that comes from jazz culture. It originated from drumset practice due to the fact that drum sticks, after hours of playing, start to flake off small bits of wood (usually covering the floor around the drumset). This is reffered to as woodshedding. Although it originated as a drumming term, it is commonly used for any instrument. A shortened form of the word is shedding. Also, people generally refer to a place of practice as a woodshed or a shed.
Roy sound great. He's been woodsheddin' lately.

I sound like shit. I gotta hit the shed.

This gig coming up is pretty tough. I'd have to shed my parts.
by Howie Gordon October 31, 2005
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