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[boht-hous] /ˈboʊtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural boathouses
[boht-hou-ziz] /ˈboʊtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building or shed, usually built partly over water, for sheltering a boat or boats.
Origin of boathouse
1715-25; boat + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The boathouse was about 100 feet from the cottage, and the boys crept quickly through the trees, which were not very dense.

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

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He would cross between the boathouse and the roses in MacRae's dooryard.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He entered the boathouse, undressed, and donned his bathing suit.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Glad of anything which promised action, Jack grabbed his cap and started for the boathouse.

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

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Yella' Boy and Loum, two of the boat-steerers, were lounging at the forward end of the boathouse, and saw.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • My idea in coming to the boathouse was to continue my work with the engine.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Dora and Dorothy would not even go down to the boathouse; they were heartbroken.

British Dictionary definitions for boathouse


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