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Noun: shanty  shan-tee
  1. Small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    - hovel, hut, hutch, shack
  2. A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
    - chantey [N. Amer], chanty [N. Amer], sea chantey [N. Amer], sea shanty [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: shanties

Type of: shelter, work song

Encyclopedia: Shanty