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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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Examples from the web for boathouse
  • 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.
  • Beach improvements at the park include facilities for wheelchair access to the boathouse and by ramp into the pond.
British Dictionary definitions for boathouse


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