boathouse


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boat·house

 (bōt′hous′)
n.
A building at the water's edge in which boats are kept.

boathouse

(ˈbəʊtˌhaʊs)
n
a shelter by the edge of a river, lake, etc, for housing boats

boat•house

(ˈboʊtˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a building or shed, usu. built partly over water, for sheltering boats.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boathouse - a shed at the edge of a river or lakeboathouse - a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats
shed - an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
Translations

boathouse

[ˈbəʊthaʊs] Ncobertizo m para botes

boathouse

boat house [ˈbəʊthaʊs] nhangar m à bateau

boathouse

[ˈbəʊtˌhaʊs] nrimessa per barche
References in classic literature ?
She pointed to a long barn or boathouse almost upon the beach.
From behind the house came the softly muffled roar of the tide sweeping in, and, with sharper insistence, the whirr of machinery from the boathouse.
Kneeling on the stone floor, in very much the same attitude as he had found her earlier in the day, Hannah Cox was crouching patiently by the door which led into the boathouse, her face expressionless, her ear turned towards the crack.
In a far corner of the garden, over a hundred yards from the house, a little ornamental lake had been dug within my own memory; its shores were shelving lawn and steep banks of rhododendrons; and among the rhododendrons nestled a tiny boathouse which had been my childish joy.
Taking the shortest way to the boathouse, he waited for them to appear, but no one came, and he went up the hill to take an observation.
Up the beach by the boathouse a bonfire was burning, raining up sparks into the indistinctness of the dawn.
We were all to meet in the old boathouse that night.
But you, who have a higher logic than the verbal to guide you, have already foreseen, as the direct sequence to that unfavorable opinion of Stephen's, that he walked down to the boathouse calculating, by the aid of a vivid imagination, that Maggie must give him her hand at least twice in consequence of this pleasant boating plan, and that a gentleman who wishes ladies to look at him is advantageously situated when he is rowing them in a boat.
LLANDUDNO lifeboat station's new boathouse at Craig-y-Don promenade, will be open to the public for the first time on three days during the Christmas holiday period.
Child-free for the first time in months, we headed to the Boathouse bar and restaurant.
Club captain Melanie Huxtable reported a successful year of competition, club development and boathouse renovation, chaired the award ceremony and finally picked up her fiddle to lead the ceilidh band for the Christmas party.
Competitive and recreational rowers at the North Star Rowing Club will soon benefit from a modernized and expanded boathouse as a result of $36,400 in support from the Government of Canada.