shanty


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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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Different types of shanty were used for various jobs such as hauling on ropes.
Police officers found the body of Robinry Magtarayo in the shanty where the gunshot was heard.
For the time being, she has vacated her shanty and her luggage has been shifted with her consent.
But the new owner decided he wanted to transform the site - starting with the demolition of The Shanty so a larger house can be built in its place.
| Above: Artist's impression of the 'modern and bold' threestorey design set to replace the existing property (left), which is 100 years old and is known as 'The Shanty' (left)
Opposition Leader Ali Awan demanded that the Katchi Abadi cell and the environment wing geotag all the slums to help block the spread of the shanty towns and to present a report in this regard before the house at its next session.
FOLK Festival on the Dock has brought together the city's rich music and maritime heritage in a celebration of live acoustic folk, sea shanty and roots music.
RAHIM YAR KHAN -- As many as 30 huts were burnt to ashes along with the households due to fire in a shanty village here on Saturday.
In what could be the result of a botched drug deal, a young couple was shot dead Tuesday afternoon inside their shanty located at the Parola Compound in Binondo, Manila, authorities reported.
Dadu -- At least eight members of a family were killed on Friday after a fire engulfed a shanty in Dadu a district of Sindh.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- A fire broke out at a shanty house in Ankara due to an unknown reason on late Sunday.