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

Definition of boathouse

: a building to house and protect boats

Examples of boathouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several restaurants along it can be approached by boat, and many houses have docks and boathouses on stilts. Anne Barnard, New York Times, "Algae Bloom Fouls N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis," 5 Aug. 2019 The grounds and architecture are stunning, but the real draw is the creepy tunnels that old George carved below — one leads from a secret hatch in the gambling room to his boathouse, where the Thunderbird yacht is still moored. Agatha French, Orange County Register, "Lake Tahoe: The jewel of the Sierras shines bright," 21 Aug. 2019 First stop was at the northern edge of town, up on the lake: a greened and groomed strip of mini-mansions, each paired with a matching boathouse and dock. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019 This lower level opens onto a large, covered patio that accesses stairs leading to a new boathouse, a private sandy beach area and the lake., "Property of the Week: 194 Woodpond Road, West Hartford," 16 Aug. 2019 Over the years, Onassis developed the former sheep farm, named Red Gate Farm, into a veritable compound, complete with a pool, tennis court, hunting cabin, barn, boathouse, and more. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Jackie Kennedy’s sprawling Martha’s Vineyard estate is on the market for $65M," 15 July 2019 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

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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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