boat·​house | \ˈbōt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of boathouse 

: a building to house and protect boats

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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 Gullotta has donated $2,000 of his own money to rent out the town’s Riverfront Park boathouse in September. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury, With Its Ferry Rides, Orchards, Historical Sites, Is Celebrating 325 Years," 13 July 2018 The boathouse fire has not been linked to the bin fires, police said. Adam Sennott,, "Cambridge police charge homeless man with setting trash and recycling bins on fire," 9 May 2018 Gullotta said the celebration might include food trucks, a large cake and a dance on the second floor of the boathouse. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury, With Its Ferry Rides, Orchards, Historical Sites, Is Celebrating 325 Years," 13 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 \

Kids Definition of boathouse

: a house or shelter for boats

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