boat·​house | \ ˈbōt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce boathouse (audio) \

Definition of boathouse

: a building to house and protect boats

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The lakefront cottages favored by Toronto’s wealthiest range from modest single-story homes with rickety boathouses to opulent post-and-beam mansions, all nestled into the pristine pine forests that dominate the area. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Canada’s City of the Future Rides a New Wave," 4 Dec. 2018 The original boathouse and shoreline observation tower are still standing and look straight out of early-’60s sci-fi: metal structures with convex round windows that were meant to evoke a boat’s (or perhaps a spacecraft’s) portholes. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lake X: Mercury Marine's Secret Boat Testing Site," 27 Dec. 2018 Instead, the two young men shot up in a cinder-block boathouse at the edge of the Klamers’ backyard. Rosa Goldensohn, New York Times, "They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?," 25 May 2018 Just north of the boathouse site, R2 plans to redevelop and expand a loft building into 300,000 square feet of offices. Greg Trotter,, "Goose Island finally getting a brewery — no, not that one," 14 June 2018 The center opened a branch office here in 2007 by leasing one classroom inside the boathouse. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Urban Ecology Center's $12 million expansion plan at Washington Park would save taxpayers," 25 May 2018 Their boat had just come off the Schuylkill, loaded on to a bay inside the St. Joseph’s University boathouse on Kelly Drive at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Mike Jensen,, "A different kind of Dad Vail for St. Joe's men - as favorites," 10 May 2018 The architect weighted the boathouse to allow higher ceilings on both levels while remaining within local height limits. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Rock ’n’ roll Living on a Nautical Man Cave," 14 Nov. 2018 His oil painting of Boathouse Row hangs in the boathouse of the University Barge Club along the Schuylkill. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Thomas A. Todd, 90, Philly architect and painter," 12 July 2018

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1625, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of boathouse

: a small building that is used for storing boats near a river or lake


boat·​house | \ ˈbōt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce boathouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of boathouse

: a house or shelter for boats

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