boat·​house ˈbōt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce boathouse (audio)
: a building to house and protect boats

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fifth image: The boathouse at Topridge, Crow’s private resort in the Adirondacks. Joshua Kaplan, ProPublica, 6 Apr. 2023 Babenzien’s line—complete with a look book set at a lakefront boathouse, harking back to the brand’s roots—was a reminder of how interwoven the style had become with American dress, how ubiquitous its vibe was. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 The park’s boathouse, which collects launch fees and offers boat rentals, bait sales and concessions, is closed indefinitely due to lack of staff and other park offerings will also be limited or closed until staff can be hired, according to Jeff Degitz, director of recreation and parks. Madison Bateman, Baltimore Sun, 27 May 2022 There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities with the estate’s professional tennis court and pavilion, a boathouse in stone and slate, an elevated new gazebo and dock, extensive walking paths on the property and direct access to the Greenwich horseback-riding trail system. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Her father and grandfather built it out of an old boathouse in Madaket in 1969. Beth Treffeisen,, 4 May 2023 The North Brooklyn Community Boathouse had to postpone half of its summer public paddling events on Newtown Creek because of unsafe enterococcus levels, according to Willis Elkins, executive director of the Newtown Creek Alliance and board member of the boathouse. Lauren Vespoli, Curbed, 17 Sep. 2021 Her body was later found in the water near the boathouse of their home on East River Road. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 18 Aug. 2020 Using an underwater drone, McDonald surveyed the area beneath the submerged boathouse. Kate Armanini,, 30 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boathouse was in 1625

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“Boathouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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boat·​house ˈbōt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce boathouse (audio)
: a shelter for boats
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