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 The 11th hole is a challenging par-4 that meanders from the cliff tops across wetlands down to a small boathouse on the shoreline. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2021 The boathouse is just south of the Peace Bridge on the Black Rock Canal and Niagara River. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2021 Set on a dock off Hayden Island in the Columbia River, this one-bedroom home includes a separate boathouse with bathroom, ideal for an artist's studio. The Week Staff, The Week, 19 June 2021 The foundation is named in honor of the restaurateur's late mother, Viola Barrios, who started Los Barrios in 1979 out of an old boathouse at Avenue B and Jones Avenue with $3,000 in savings. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Nov. 2021 The partnership was a natural fit because the engineering school’s collegiate rowing team shares the same boathouse as the rowing club. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Sep. 2021 Another recent Wright creation in Buffalo, the Fontana Boathouse was built in 2007 using 1905 Wright plans for a boathouse at the University of Wisconsin that was never completed. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2021 The first floor is used as a working boathouse, while the second floor features a clubroom, locker rooms and east- and west-facing balconies. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2021 The community also includes blind sailors and paraplegic sailors, Zechel said at the boathouse on Friday., 28 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of boathouse

1625, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2022

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“Boathouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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