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Definition 1: small crude shelter used as a dwelling - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shanty in the sense of this definition

(shanty is a kind of ...) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

(... is a kind of shanty ) an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome

(... is a kind of shanty ) a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained

Definition 2: a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for shanty in the sense of this definition

(shanty is a kind of ...) a usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work

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