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

Definition of boathouse

: a building to house and protect boats

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The property includes a custom boathouse with jet ski lifts and a deck for entertaining, according to the listing. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Kid Rock's Detroit mansion for sale for $2.2 million," 23 July 2019 Within hours of the first sightings of Chance, Alligator Bob and Chicago conservation officers began looking for him by scoping out the area near the boathouse where the alligator was first spotted. Meagan Flynn, Anchorage Daily News, "After days on the loose, alligator that shut down Chicago park is caught by Florida man," 16 July 2019 Sexuality, of course, is stridently policed, even while campers are made to believe that something is always happening behind the boathouse. Mac Schwerin, Vox, "The case against summer camp," 16 Aug. 2019 The boathouse serves as a central meeting place for the Rose City Rowing Club, a group of high school and middle school rowers, as well as the Portland State University crew team., "Portland Boathouse, home to rowers and paddlers, moves to smaller site after 15 years," 29 July 2019 There’s also a boathouse with a kayak and a boat that guests can use. Michelle Matthews |,, "Meet Janet May, Alabama’s 93-year-old B&B hostess," 23 July 2019 Per Karlsson of Everts Sjöbod shares his harvesting methods and tips for shucking oysters raked from the docks of his 19th-century boathouse. National Geographic, "Discover a Swedish seaside town that’s obsessed with oysters," 29 Apr. 2019 His firing, on April 18, stunned the Stanford rowing community, which had been planning to honor him at a retirement barbecue at the boathouse nine days later, to coincide with the annual Big Row against the University of California, Berkeley. New York Times, "Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse," 17 July 2019 This four-bedroom home on Eagle Creek Reservoir features a boathouse with its very own pizza oven. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "9 lakefront Hot Properties: Amazing views with interiors to match," 12 July 2019

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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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