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shanty

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃæn.ti/  us   /-t̬i/

shanty noun [C] (HOUSE)

a small house, usually made from pieces of wood, metal, or cardboard, in which poor people live, especially on the edge of a city

shanty noun [C] (SONG)

(also chanty, US also chantey) a song that sailors sang in the past while they were working on a ship
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