chantey definition

  • noun:
    • A song sung by sailors toward rhythm of the motions while working.
    • A song a sailor sings, particularly in rhythm to his work.
    • A sailor's tune.
    • A sailors′ track.
    • particularly, a song sung by sailors whenever at the job collectively, like in hauling or heaving, etc., the better to secure a united pull at correct minute, which can be suggested by the ictus or beat of this songs. See chantey-man.
    • a rhythmical work tune initially sung by sailors
    • A song sung by sailors toward rhythm of their motions while working.
    • A song a sailor sings, especially in rhythm to his work.
    • A sailor's track.
    • A sailors′ tune.
    • particularly, a song sung by sailors whenever at the job collectively, as in hauling or heaving, etc., the better to secure a united pull within correct minute, that will be suggested because of the ictus or beat associated with the songs. See chantey-man.
    • a rhythmical work song initially sung by sailors

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