from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A building at the water's edge in which boats are kept.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house or shed for storing boats and protecting them from the weather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A house for sheltering boats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A building at the edge of a river or lake in which boats are kept.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats


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  • Although nothing in bass fishing lds true every time, several considerations help narrow the choices of which boathouse is most likely to hold bass: l Older boathouses and docks generally have more fish than newer ones.

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  • She called the boathouse a beautiful building, describing the men's state-of-the-art changing facilities and juxtaposed them with what she described as the cramped, moldy showers and changing area provided for women.

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  • Near the boathouse was a larger display, several easels with work clearly by the same artist, the featured artist, Derek Huff, who stood bathing in the glory offered him by the people of that rural and rudimentary county.

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  • The boathouse was the same one where he and Chris had built the canoes they'd used to explore the Great Equatorial River.

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  • The cove made a fine bathing place, and the boathouse was his dressing room, though the fragrance of the ancient fish nets stored within it was not that of attar of roses.

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  • In the boathouse was a comfortable armchair and a small shelf of books, novels for the most part.

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  • The boathouse was a little building on the beach at the foot of the bluff below the house.

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  • The boathouse was the repository for rubbish, old papers and magazines included, and these might as well be added to the heap.

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  • The tunnel was at first thought to be part of a boathouse, which is marked on a first edition Ordnance Survey map of the area.

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  • The boathouse is a cinderblock building on the right.



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