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shanty,

in music: see chanteychantey
or shanty
, work song with marked rhythm, particularly one sung by a group of sailors while hoisting sail or anchor or pushing the capstan. Often it has solo stanzas sung by a leader, the chanteyman, with a chorus repeated after each by the entire group.
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shanty

1. A hut, usually of wood; a small structure of rough character.
2. A temporary building on a construction site used for storage or as a contractor’s office.

shanty

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1. a ramshackle hut; crude dwelling
2. formerly, in Canada
a. a log bunkhouse at a lumber camp
b. the camp itself

shanty

2, shantey, chanty (US), chantey
a song originally sung by sailors, esp a rhythmic one forming an accompaniment to work.
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