There are 2 definitions of shanty in English:

shanty1

Syllabification: shan·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈSHantē
 
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noun (plural shanties)

A small, crudely built shack.
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  • They were replaced by shanties and shacks built of nothing more than clapboard or wattle and daub with dark and threatening alleyways between.
  • Gordon and his fellow sniper, while under intense small-arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members.
  • However, immigrant workers from other African countries often live in shanties that ring these and other cities.
Synonyms
shack, hut, (log) cabin, lean-to, shed, hovel

Origin

early 19th century (originally a North American usage): perhaps from Canadian French chantier 'lumberjack's cabin, logging camp'.

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Pronunciation: ˈpʌŋ(k)təm
noun
a small, distinct point

There are 2 definitions of shanty in English:

shanty2

Syllabification: shan·ty
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈSHantē/

noun (plural shanties)

variant spelling of chantey.
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  • At Copley, he also exhibited a continuous 80 slide projection, coupled with an audiotape, showing a nine-person chorus singing sea chanteys with a pianist accompanying them.
  • Sea chanteys (sailors' songs) have been sung throughout the sea-faring Omanis' history.
  • The best moment of this set is the interlude between Scenes 2 and 3 in Act One, with the sound of moonlight on the water, the gentle heaving of the terrifying sea, and sailors below-decks keeping their courage up singing by sea chanteys.

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