noun, plural boathouses [boht-hou-ziz] .
a building or shed, usually built partly over water, for sheltering a boat or boats.

1715–25; boat + house Unabridged
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boathouse (ˈbəʊtˌhaʊs)
a shelter by the edge of a river, lake, etc, for housing boats

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Example sentences
Boaters can purchase daily boating permits at the park's boathouse and
  paddleboats are available for rent.
Now money is being raised for a multi-million-dollar boathouse.
Boathouse and restaurant hours vary throughout the year.
The boathouse already exists and will not be expanded.
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