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boathouse

[boht-hous]
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noun, plural boat·hous·es [boht-hou-ziz] /ˈboʊtˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a building or shed, usually built partly over water, for sheltering a boat or boats.

Origin of boathouse

First recorded in 1715–25; boat + house
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  • The boathouse at the end of the wharf offered a convenient refuge.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He entered the boathouse, undressed, and donned his bathing suit.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Early the next afternoon Brown descended the path to the boathouse.

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  • He waded to the shore and strode rapidly back toward the boathouse.

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  • He sprang to his feet and made another circle of the interior of the boathouse.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for boathouse

boathouse

noun
  1. a shelter by the edge of a river, lake, etc, for housing boats
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