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 Austin’s childhood home turns out to have its own greenhouse, a boathouse, a dance hall, and a yacht. Wired Staff, Wired, "The Video Games WIRED Loved Most in 2020," 26 Dec. 2020 The listing said the property is on 3.79 acres and has 284 feet of east-side frontage that includes a wet boathouse and eight piers. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Hoping for a miracle': COVID-19 forces Seven Seas in Delafield to be put up for sale after 39 years," 6 Nov. 2020 The island features two cottages, each with two bedrooms; a boathouse with sleeping quarters above; three piers and two boat lifts. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A private island with two cottages and 800 feet of shoreline is for sale on Okauchee Lake," 29 Oct. 2020 The charming one-bedroom boathouse boasts a kitchen, and a full-bathroom, as well as two boat slips and a water-scooter lift on its exterior. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Former HGTV Dream Home Is for Sale and It Includes a Boathouse That Looks Like It’s Floating on the Water," 25 Nov. 2020 The house comes with a new Detroit River boathouse that the rocker had built from scratch, along with a new stone breakwall. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Kid Rock's former house on the Detroit River is back on the market," 5 Sep. 2020 Today the club has about 300 members, who keep boats at the boathouse and prize its wide dock. Washington Post, "A new book paddles through the history of canoeing in Washington," 16 Nov. 2020 The firm’s designs include the boathouse at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown. Blair Kamin,, "Column: Amid a pandemic that isolates us, Chicago architecture awards recognize designs that build community," 13 Nov. 2020 The boathouse has a floor on hinges that can lift up or set down. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.6M Harsens Island property comes with 2 homes, 2 shorelines," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of boathouse

1625, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2021

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“Boathouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of boathouse

: a small building that is used for storing boats near a river or lake


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Kids Definition of boathouse

: a house or shelter for boats

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