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chan·teyalso chan·ty (shăn′tē, chăn′-) or shan·tey or shan·ty (shăn′tē)
n. pl. chan·teys also chan·ties or shan·teys or shan·ties
A song sung by sailors to the rhythm of their movements while working.
[Probably from French chantez, imperative pl. of chanter, to sing, from Old French; see chant.]
n, pl -teys
(Music, other) the usual US spelling of shanty2
or chant•y(ˈʃæn ti, ˈtʃæn-)
n., pl. chant•eys or chant•ies.
a sailors' song, esp. one sung in rhythm to work.
[1855–60; alter. of French chanter to sing; see chant]