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boathouse

[boht-hous] /ˈboʊtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural boathouses
[boht-hou-ziz] /ˈboʊtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building or shed, usually built partly over water, for sheltering a boat or boats.
Origin of boathouse
1715-1725
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
  • Early the next afternoon Brown descended the path to the boathouse.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He entered the boathouse, undressed, and donned his bathing suit.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He waded to the shore and strode rapidly back toward the boathouse.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He sprang to his feet and made another circle of the interior of the boathouse.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That afternoon I was alone in my haven of refuge, the boathouse.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • My idea in coming to the boathouse was to continue my work with the engine.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I wanted to say no, that if he had any business with me it could be discussed in that boathouse.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I rowed off, but all the way down to my boathouse I smiled contentedly.

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British Dictionary definitions for boathouse

boathouse

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