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Sense: 1
Date: 1800-1900
Language: Canadian French
Origin: chantier, from French, 'wooden support', from Latin cantherius 'trellis'
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: chantey

shanty

noun
     
Related topics: Music
shan‧ty plural shanties [countable]
1TBB 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

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