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Definition of chantey noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

chantey

 noun
(also chanty, shanty) noun
NAmE//ˈʃænti//
 
, NAmE//ˈtʃænti//
 
(pl. chanties, shanties) (also sea chantey)
 
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a song that sailors traditionally used to sing while pulling ropes, etc.

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