|Origin:||chantier, from French, 'wooden support', from Latin cantherius 'trellis'|
Related topics: Music
shan‧ty plural shanties [countable]
a small, roughly built hut made from thin sheets of wood, tin, plastic etc that very poor people live in:
Workers were living in tents and shanties.
2 also sea shantyAPM
a song sung by sailors in the past, as they did their work