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English noun: shanty

1. shanty (artifact) small crude shelter used as a dwelling

Synonymshovel, hut, hutch, shack

Broader (hypernym)shelter

Narrower (hyponym)igloo, iglu, mudhif

2. shanty (communication) a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors

Synonymschantey, chanty, sea chantey

Broader (hypernym)work song

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