[ boht-hous ]

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

Words Nearby boathouse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use boathouse in a sentence

  • This act of Frank's had been noted by the others within the boathouse, and it created no little wonder and excitement.

    Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
  • Frank hustled the others out of the boathouse, locked the door, and then the four chums hastened to their various homes.

    The Outdoor Chums After Big Game | Captain Quincy Allen

British Dictionary definitions for boathouse


/ (ˈbəʊtˌhaʊs) /

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

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