boat·house | \ˈbōt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of boathouse 

: a building to house and protect boats

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Gullotta has donated $2,000 of his own money to rent out the town’s Riverfront Park boathouse in September. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury, With Its Ferry Rides, Orchards, Historical Sites, Is Celebrating 325 Years," 13 July 2018 The boathouse fire has not been linked to the bin fires, police said. Adam Sennott,, "Cambridge police charge homeless man with setting trash and recycling bins on fire," 9 May 2018 Gullotta said the celebration might include food trucks, a large cake and a dance on the second floor of the boathouse. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury, With Its Ferry Rides, Orchards, Historical Sites, Is Celebrating 325 Years," 13 July 2018 Inside, the boathouse has a full bathroom and full kitchen with a dinette that turns into a bed by lowering the table and adding cushions. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Solar-powered houseboat takes tiny living on water," 3 July 2018 The Burr Oak tree was planted at one end of a picnic area next to the boathouse at Blackberry Farm — appropriately near the lake in the park. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora environmental activist honored for showing 'how one person can make a difference'," 2 July 2018 Meghan O'Leary, who finished sixth in the 2016 Olympic double sculls in Rio with Ellen Tomek, returned to the Riverfront Recapture boathouse Friday night for a 20th anniversary celebration of Riverfront Rowing. Lori Riley,, "Olympian O'Leary Returns To Riverfront Rowing, Where It All Began," 24 June 2018 Bartram’s Garden Paddle around the Schuylkill — for free — every Saturday (11 a.m.–3 p.m.) with Bartram’s Garden at its communal boathouse. Grace Dickinson,, "Where to rent and use kayaks and canoes in and near Philadelphia," 22 June 2018 For a completely different scene, the Chicago Park District contracts with REI to manage the boathouse at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown. Paige Fumo Fox, Daily Southtown, "Ahoy, paddlers: Local lakes and rivers beckon," 13 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of boathouse

: a house or shelter for boats

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