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noun as in shack

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They were locals, lower-income people passing by on their way to their jobs, bike riders, and people from the surrounding shanties.

From Eater

Sea shanties are here to save usTrump was a center of gravity on Twitter.

After you’ve finished with the Wellerman, give “Sloop John B,” The Beach Boys’ own sea shanty adaptation, a listen.

From Fortune

If you’ve visited social media lately—and surely you haven’t because we’re all keeping good on our New Year’s resolutions—you’ve probably encountered a sea shanty.

From Fortune

Whether the task was rowing, hoisting sails or hauling nets, the hand-over-hand beat of sea shanties was intended to help sailors keep time with each other.

From Time

Then Valls ordered their makeshift shanty-towns and trailer parks in several cities torn down.

It was in full sight from the door of the little shanty in which Aunt Ri's carpet-loom stood.

They crossed the road, and entered the huge shanty, and stood apologetically near the door.

Would you mind asking your Jap to make us some sandwiches and come with me up to my mountain shanty?

"Calculate we kin git a drink there," said Scattergood, pointing to a little shanty in a clearing by the roadside.

I got his affidavit, and we parted the best of friends, he urging me to call at his shanty and see Mary Jane and the kids.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shanty, such as: cabin, cottage, hut, lean-to, camp, and shed.

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