Definition of chanty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



noun (pl. chanties) (also chantey) (both US English)
BrE BrE//ˈʃænti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃænti//
(British English, Canadian English shanty, sea shanty) Travelling by boat or ship
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a song that sailors traditionally used to sing while pulling ropes, etc. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship

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